Tributes paid to teenager after crash

The family of 16 year-old Morgan Ackerman, who died after being hit by a taxi in Barry, say he was loved by absolutely everybody who knew him.

Morgan was in collision with a white Skoda Octavia at approximately 10.30pm on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017, on Barry Road, opposite its junction with Llewellyn Street.

'Morgie' died on Wednesday night at the University Hospital of Wales.

His family said:

"He was such a wonderful boy. He touched so many people with his infectious personality. He was always joking and always saw the best in every situation.

It is not an understatement to say he was life and soul of wherever he was and he loved  to make people smile. He would constantly tease his older sister Elle by winding her up, but then would always make her laugh afterwards.

Morgie was such a caring young man, and to give an example, he recently treated the whole family for a breakfast on his wages from his part time job - that was the type of boy he was. He was so giving and thoughtful and we'd almost go as far as to say a 'mummy's boy'.

He was so loved by all of his family and friends and he has left such a massive hole in everybody's heart. He is going to missed by everybody whose life he touched in his 16 years in this world."

Investigating officers would still like to speak to anybody who witnessed the collision, who saw a group of male pedestrians prior to the collision walking along Barry road, or who stopped to provide assistance.

They'd also like to speak with anybody who may have seen the vehicle being driven prior to the collision and who have not yet given their details.

Outside of the Senedd in Cardiff Bay AMs back the Wales Bill

Welsh Assembly Members have voted to back a bill that will give the country the power to vary income tax rates.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Sian Welby

7pm - 10pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Sian Welby

On TV: Only Number 1s: '90 - '99

7pm - 11pm

Watch heart TV

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Wales- South.

Follow Heart on Twitter