Two police cars parked in a street

Man arrested in connection with the Cardiff crash that killed three people earlier this year

According to police, the man has been arrested for offences regarding the vehicle, not the crash itself

South Wales Police has announced that a man has been arrested in connection with the crash that killed three people in St Mellons, Cardiff in March this year.

The 32-year old unnamed man has been arrested for dangerous driving and driving while disqualified and has been granted bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Davies from South Wales Police explained that the man was not involved in the crash but that “the arrest was made as a result of evidence identified by officers investigating the fatal collision and involves the same vehicle.”

He continued, saying: “Our detailed investigation is continuing which will enable us to provide the facts of what happened during the early hours of Saturday 4th March.

“Our thoughts continue to be with the families and all those affected by this tragic incident.”

The collision that the arrest has been connected to killed driver, Rafel Jeanne, and passengers, Darcy Ross and Eve Smith. Two others were in the car at the time but survived the crash that took place on the M4 at approximately 1opm on 3rd March 2023.

The arrest comes as authorities are still questioning why the vehicle took almost 48 hours to find.

The car was discovered by Rafel Jeanne’s best friend, Lewis, and his father, Matthew, who told Sky News that the police had arrived “about a minute” after them.

Both Gwent Police and South Wales Police have referred themselves to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after the incident to investigate their handling of the situation.

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