Irishman killed in horror motorway smash in Wales

The scene of the horror crash (Pic: Irish Independent)
The scene of the horror crash (Pic: Irish Independent)

An Irishman has been killed following a horror smash on the M4 Motorway, near Newport in South Wales.

The 56-year-old died shortly after 9:40 am this morning.

Welsh Police have arrested a 45-year-old man from Merthyr Tydfil on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Another 29-year-old Irish individual was injured in the crash. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says they have yet to receive a request for consular assistance but say they "stand ready to do so."

A 41-year-old security guard who was first on the scene has described the "utter carnage" he encountered.

Security guard Wayne Masefield from Newport told the South Wales Argus that it was a sight that "no one should ever see."

“I ran over to the guy on the floor for first aid, and he was deceased, "said the trained first aider.

“It was utter carnage. Something like that is something no one should ever see. It’s just shook me up a little bit.

“I couldn’t do anything for the guy on the floor, so I got some cones to block off the traffic.”

The crash resulted in 11-mile tailbacks from Newport to Cardiff