Posted: Sat 25th Mar 2017

Update: Road Traffic Collision On Chepstow Road /
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 25th, 2017

On 16th March 2017, we received reports of a serious road traffic collision, at approximately 7.29am on the A48 between Newport and Chepstow. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The incident involved a black Range Rover Evoque and a grey Toyota Yaris. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A woman from the Llandevaud area was taken to hospital, but has sadly since died of her injuries. She can now be named as 21 year old Rhiannon Smith. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The family of Rhiannon said: “Rhiannon, eldest daughter of Julian and Gill Smith and sister to Sophie, was a wonderful young lady. She completed a degree in Sociology at Cardiff University last year and was currently completing her PGCE at Gloucester University to fulfil her ambition to become a junior school teacher. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Her enthusiasm for teaching was difficult to match. She had recently said that she was having the happiest time of her life and thanked her family for enabling her to achieve these wonderful goals. Rhiannon had been applying for teaching jobs in London where she hoped to move next year to begin a new life with her boyfriend. Rhiannon was the life and soul of a party, and left a mark on everyone she met. She was meticulous and great at organising. She enjoyed cooking, especially creating fancy cakes. In a household of sports players, she was a real girl’s girl. She liked nothing better than sitting in a fragrant bath, listening to “The 1975” and Ed Sheeran, then painting her nails before watching a good girly film. However, she did enjoy walking and dragged her family up several notable mountains. She was such an integral part of the Smith household and will be sorely missed, never forgotten and impossible to replace.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anyone with information relating to the collision is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 51 16/3/17. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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