Cardiff crash victims were not found for almost two days, police confirm
Police have confirmed the exact time of a crash in Cardiff that killed three people. South Wales Police said the time of the incident on the A48(M) near the St Mellons area of the city has been confirmed as 2.03am on Saturday March 4.
Eve Smith, 21, Darcy Ross, 21, and Rafel Jeanne, 24, died when the white Volkswagen Tiguan they were travelling in left the carriageway and crashed into a wooded area. Passengers Sophie Russon, 20, and Shane Loughlin, 32, remain in the University Hospital of Wales receiving treatment.
The group had been to The Muffler social club in Maesglas, Newport, on Friday night and then travelled just under 40 miles to the Trecco Bay caravan park in Porthcawl.
A caravan at the holiday park where the group are understood to have stayed before the accident was cordoned off this week. The PA news agency understands police are aware of a noise complaint made to the park’s security lodge about the group.
They left a short time later and were last seen at about 2am in the Pentwyn area of Cardiff having dropped off a sixth member of the group. The man is said to be co-operating fully with the police investigation. Friends and family of the group set up a public search party for them after they did not return from the night out.
In other news – Isle of Man electricity customers facing 51% price hike.
Electricity bills on the Isle of Man are set to rise by 51% on average, Manx Utilities (MU) has announced.
The increase will by applied in two stages, in April and in July, following a six-month price freeze. It means an average customer’s annual bill could go up by more than £380. Learn more