ALWAY DEATH CRASH: Tributes to 'intelligent, funny' crash victim
9:21am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
THE Newport man who died in a car crash in the city was described as a “fine young man” who will be sadly missed.
Yesterday, the 22-year-old Balfe Road crash victim was named as Jordan Bolt.
Speaking on Facebook on Tuesday, Chloé-May Jones paid tribute to her “great”cousin. She said: “I know you had some big plans ahead of you, it’s a shame that you was taken so soon, so you couldn’t use them. It’s true what they say they only take the best first.”
Mr Bolt, who turned 22 in June, graduated from Swansea Metropolitan University this summer with a degree in software engineering.
Dr Glenn Jenkins, a senior lecturer at Swansea Metropolitan, said: “Jordan was a cheerful young man with a positive attitude, popular with his peers and well-liked by his tutors. He is a sad loss to the alumni of this department and to his profession.”
While studying, Mr Bolt worked part-time at The Constant Media in Swansea as a programmer and was becoming a talented smart-phone app developer.
Andrew Heron, director at The Constant Media, said: “During the time he was with us he was always positive, happy, great fun and constantly entertaining. Jordan was always keen to impress with his work and was full of great ideas. He was a fast learner and was never afraid to take on a new challenge.
“We’ll remember Jordan as an intelligent, funny, wonderfully nice guy who was a very well-liked member of our team and he will be sadly missed.”
Prior to university, Mr Bolt attended Bassaleg High School in Newport. In a statement, the school said: “We were devastated by the news of Jordan’s tragic accident and untimely death. In school, he was always such a good-natured, polite, courteous and spirited pupil with a fine sense of humour and many friends. He developed into a fine young man.”
Writing on Twitter, Beth Jones said: “only the best are taken! Such an amazing person.” Attached to some flowers on a lamppost on Balfe Road roundabout, a note reads: “Taken too soon, such a kind and genuine person.”
Mr Bolt, who was driving a white Audi S3, died at the scene. The 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the collision has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The 21-year-old female passenger who was in the car with Mr Bolt remains in the Royal Gwent Hospital, but is in a stable condition.
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