UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies as serious crash closes Heads of the Valleys road
A MOTORCYCLIST has died in a fatal road traffic collision on the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road this afternoon (Saturday).
A Peugeot 106 car, travelling towards Brynmawr, was involved in a collision with a Yahama motorcycle and a Brutale motorcycle, which were travelling towards Abergavenny.
Gwent Police is appealing for information about the crash, which happened at around 12.35pm on the outskirts of Clydach.
On arrival at the scene, emergency services pronounced one of the motorcyclists dead, while the other motorcyclist and the driver of the car suffered critical injuries.
The car passenger had minor injuries.
The driver of the car was taken by Air Ambulance to the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff, while the surviving motorcyclist and the car passenger were taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.
The A465 Heads of the Valley Road between the Gilwern and Brynmawr roundabouts remains closed at this time with diversions in place.
The diversion which is in operation involves heading along the A467 to Junction 26 or 28 of the M4 and then onto the A4042, or vice versa.
Gwent Police is appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Gwent Police by dialling 101.
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