South Wales Police can confirm the 73 year-old man who died following a vehicle collision in Maerdy on Sunday (13 Jan) is Malcolm Morgan who was from the local area.
His family have paid the following tribute to him:
“Malcolm was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He has always been a pillar of the community and was loved by so, so many. Known as Popo to most, he never said no to anything. His love of pigeons drove his whole family crazy – he was the Morgan half of the ‘Newman and Morgan’ pigeon racing partnership, racing for Ynyshir club. What has happened has broken us as a family and we will all miss him more than words. We ask for privacy at this difficult time and thank you all for your kind memories you’ve shared of Mal.”
Officers were called to Oxford Street shortly after 8.30am on Sunday after a white Ford Transit van being driven by Malcolm collided with a parked Iveco Daily van.
Malcolm’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the van being driven along Oxford Street prior to it, is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit via 101, quoting occurrence *015200.