The family of the man who died in a collision on the M4 motorway say ‘he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues’.

Stephen Abbott, aged 56, of Carmarthenshire, died in a road traffic collision on the M4 between Hendy and Pont Abraham. His family has issued a statement to say:

“Steve was a larger than life character who was well known locally and through his work with the Bar 44 group, for over 20 years in Cowbridge and latterly in Parador, Cardiff. Brought up in Porthcawl, he lived in the Bridgend area before moving to Carmarthenshire. “All his family will miss him greatly, as will his friends and colleagues. His sudden death has left us heartbroken, and we ask that anyone who can help the police with their enquires please do so.”

Stephen’s family is being supported by specialist officers and has requested privacy at this difficult time.

One week on, police continue to conduct enquiries into the collision, which happened at about 11.20pm on Monday, March 18, 2024. It is known that Mr Abbott left his home address in the Gorslas area in his car, a blue/grey Kia Ceed, at around 9.45pm. He travelled along the M4 (eastbound) and then through Hendy, Pontarddulais, and Pontlliw, before turning around and travelling back to Pont Abraham to re-join the M4 (eastbound), before colliding with a stationary lorry. If you have any information, call 101, quoting ref: DP-20240318-429 or get in touch via the website.