Tributes to 'bubbly' teen couple, both 19, killed when Alfa Romeo crashed into a petrol station

TRIBUTES have poured in for a "bubbly" teen couple who were killed when an Alfa Romeo crashed into a petrol station.

Kaitlyn Davies and Ben Rogers, both 19, died at the scene near a beauty spot village in Bishopston, Swansea, on a late-night country drive.

Their shocked families today paid tribute to the pair as police investigated the tragedy – and another young couple are in hospital.

Kaitlyn, of Blaenymaes, Swansea, was described as "bright and bubbly" by her family.

They said: “Kaitlyn our bright, bubbly, kind, caring girl, your smile was brighter than the sun and lit up every room you entered.

“To say we are devastated doesn’t come close, you were so loved by everyone you met. We were there for your entire life and now the memories we made will have to last us the rest of ours.


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"We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love we have been shown but now ask that our privacy be respected.”

Ben, of Bonymaen, Swansea, was described as "always having a smile on his face."

His family said: “Ben was an amazing, clever, chatty and witty young man. He always had smile on his face which always lit up the room when he entered.

“He was such a loving caring person who had time to talk to anyone who’d listen which explains why he had so many friends.

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“He would always offer support to anyone who needed it. It would be fair to say he lived life flat out and squeezed every ounce of enjoyment out of it that was possible.

“The loss of Ben has had a profound effect on us all and if we’re honest, we are all still numb with shock as the gravity of what has happened hasn’t truly sunk in.

“Ben was our son, and he was deeply loved by all the family and will be missed beyond any words could express. A piece of all our hearts is broken but we will do our best to keep his memory alive forever.

“We would like to thank everyone for all their kind words of love and support which are all gratefully received.

“Finally, we’d like to thank all the emergency services and members of public at scene who did their very best under what must have been difficult circumstances.”

South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the collision which occurred at 11.15pm on Tuesday May 31 at Northway Garage, Bishopston, Swansea.

Two 17-year-olds were airlifted to hospital after the red Alfa Romeo Mito ploughed into the petrol station.

The girl is said to have suffered life-threatening injuries while a boy, also 17, is having hospital treatment after the crash at 11.15pm on Tuesday night.

Police are investigating the single-car collision after the driver seeming lost control and ploughed into the roadside petrol station.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: "The single-vehicle collision involved a red Alfa Romeo Mito containing four occupants.

"A 19-year-old man from Landore and a 19-year-old woman from Blaenymaes were declared deceased at the scene.

"A 17-year-old girl from Penlan was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries and a 17-year-old boy from Birchgrove was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"Families are being supported by specially trained officers. The road was closed for a number of hours whilst investigation work was carried out.

"Anyone who may be able to assist officers in this investigation is asked to contact South Wales Police quoting 2200 182 514."

A section of the B4436 was closed for a number of hours as officers investigated the scene.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service added said crews from two stations attended the crash.

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They said: "Tragically, two people died at the incident. A further two casualties were conveyed to hospital. Firefighters made the scene safe and assisted the Ambulance Service at the scene.

"The Fire Service left the incident with the Police at 03:06am."

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