Swansea man and woman killed in tragic collision near Margam
The names of the victims of a tragic crash on the M4 between Pyle and Margam have been released.
31-year-old Timothy Peter Grace from Treboeth, and Sarah-Jayne Thomas who was 28, from Penlan lost their lives following the incident on Tuesday afternoon (12th June).
The westbound carriageway was closed for seven hours while emergency crews tried to get the couple out of the car and clear the wreckage.
Mum-of-two Sarah was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident involving one BMW X5 car, near J37 of the M4.
Father-of-two Timothy, who was driving the vehicle when it crashed, was flown to the University Hospital of wales by Air Ambulance.
He sadly passed away from his injuries on Wednesday.
Specially trained police officers are supporting both their families.
"She was my Rock"
Sarah-Jayne Thomas, who leaves behind nine-year-old Harley and Jason, aged six, have released a tribute.
The 28-year-old's family said:
"Sarah-Jayne Thomas was my only daughter and my best friend.
"She is my perfect little sister. Words will never explain how much I’ll miss her.
"She was more than my big sister. She was my rock.
"A loving mother of Harley and Jason, aged nine and six.
"She will be missed by her family and everyone that knew her."
Timothy's Family Tribute
Timothy's family have also released a statement following his death on Wednesday.
“Tim Grace is survived by his parents and his younger brother.
“Sadly he leaves behind his two lovely children aged nine and two and a half years.
"Tim will be sorely missed by his family and friends.”
His parents also thanked emergency services and everyone involved with helping Timothy and Sarah-Jayne.
They have passed their condolences on to the family of Sarah-Jayne's family following the tragic incident.
Heartfelt messages and tributes have been pouring in on social media for the pair.
A memorial was held for Sarah in Penlan this week where people gathered to release balloons in her memory.
One friend of Sarah's said, "Sarah the air was filled with your heart tonight in Penlan. Massive turn out for an amazing girl. You’ll never be forgotten fly high beautiful girl always be with us"
Another friend wrote, "Well what can I say. I’m lost for words. 2 friends, 2 lives taken way too soon my heart goes out to the families and close friends at this heartbreaking time."
A South Wales Police spokesman said, "The police would like to thank the communities affected for their patience and understanding during this time."
Investigators have appealed for dash cam footage and witnesses as they try to find out how the accident happened.