Tributes After Fatal Celtic Manor Crash

The family of a man from Ross-on-Wye who died after a crash at the Celtic Manor in Newport have thanked friends for their "overwhelming" support.

20-year-old Oliver Floyd, who was working as a groundsman at the resort, was looking after one of the top golf courses that the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have played on.

Gwent Police say he was driving a “small agricultural sprayer” when it crashed into a lake on the Twenty Ten Course, where the 38th Ryder Cup was held,  on Tuesday morning.

He was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital around 8 o’clock in a critical condition, where he was pronounced dead.

A 46-year-old man who was in the vehicle with him, and also from the Ross-on-Wye area, was also taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The Celtic Manor resort will now be the subject of an investigation.

Gwent Police say officers with Newport City Council’s health and safety team from the environmental health department are carrying out enquiries.

In a statement, the  Celtic Manor says it’s co-operating fully with investigation and that their thoughts are with Oliver Floyd’s family at this difficult time.

Floyd had previously tended the grass at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

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