THE WOMAN who died following a collision between a car and a recycling lorry on Thursday (Apr 6) has been named as 55-year-old Diane James from Ammanford.
Her family have paid tribute to her, saying: “Diane was a fun and loving wife, mother and mamgu. We are devastated by the loss of such a beautiful person.”
A 28-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the collision.
Dyfed-Powys Police, the Welsh Ambulance Service and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.
Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to cut one of the drivers free.
A police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police remain at the scene of a serious road traffic collision that involved a recycling lorry and a grey Ford Fiesta, on the A40 between Manordeilo and Llandeilo, at around 10:30am this morning.
“Ambulance attended the scene but tragically the woman driving the car died. Next of kin and H.M. Coroner have been informed.
“As a result of this collision a 28-year-old male has been arrested.
“Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or was driving along that stretch of road around the time of the incident, to phone them on 101.”