An eight-year-old boy was killed when a car crashed into a tree just hours after he’d left a festive family party.
Little Jenson Evans had been visiting family members with his parents before the crash on Thursday evening.
But he was a passenger in the back of the blue Seat Altea when it spun off a road and collided with a tree.
Jenson was declared dead at the scene on the winding country road near Pontyclun, Rhondda, South Wales.
Jenson Evans had been visiting family members with his parents before the crash on Thursday evening
Police have appealed for any witnesses of the collision, which occurred on an unnamed route known locally as the Smilog Forestry road, to contact them
Other members of his family were also injured in the single-car crash and are being treated in hospital – but police have not revealed who they are.
Heartbroken parents Matthew Evans, 33, and Jodie Rewbury, 31, were today being comforted by police family liaison officers at hospital.
Just hours earlier the family – including Jenson’s two brothers – had been celebrating the festive period with other relatives where ‘polite’ Jenson had been playing with his cousins.
His heartbroken uncle Jordan Owens said: ‘Sitting here and my little girl is talking about her big cousin Jenson who she absolutely adored.
‘She had so much fun with him and the boys yesterday, she’s showing me how Jenson taught her to flick a bobble… can’t believe he was here playing in our home and then just hours later he’s gone.’
Family friend Mark Daley, said: ‘Totally gutted for all the the family so sad RIP Jenson. One of nicest and politest young boys I ever met.’
And Ceara Harkin, said: ‘Such a polite little boy RIP Jenson. Sad, sad world. My heart aches for the family. I can’t even imagine the pain.’
A spokesman for South Wales Police appealed for any witnesses who say the crash at 5.45pm.
A spokesman said: ‘The police would like to speak to any person who witnessed the collision or who stopped to provide assistance, or anyone who may have seen the vehicle being driven prior to the collision and who have not yet given their details, or who travelled the road at around that time.’