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Family hit by second tragedy as sister, 18, dies in crash

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The teenage sister of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by a falling goalpost two years ago has died after her car crashed into a tree.

Casey Breese,and Kelly Marie Breese

Kelly Marie Breese, 18, from Caersws, died when her Vauxhall Corsa collided with the tree on the B4568 between Llanwnog and Aberhafesp, near Newtown.

The collision happened at 9.30pm yesterday and Miss Breese was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her brother, Casey Breese, died in July 2011 after he was hit by a falling goalpost as he played football at Caersws Recreation Ground.

Sian George, Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman, said: "The force is investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at about 9.30pm yesterday.

"The car, a Vauxhall Corsa, collided with a tree on the B4568 road between Llanwnog and Aberhafesp.

"The emergency services worked together to try and save the casualty, but tragically the female driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The family has been informed and are being supported at this time.

"Formal identification has yet to be carried out, but in order to prevent speculation the family have agreed to name the woman as Kelly Marie Breese, 18, from Caersws."

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Ms George appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the force's roads policing unit at Newtown by calling 101.

A spokeswoman for Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews from Newtown attended the scene and one casualty was cut free from the vehicle.

A spokeswoman for the Welsh Ambulance Service added: "We were called at 9.51pm to reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision on the B4568 near Aberhafesp, Newtown.

"We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene, where sadly an 18-year-old woman was pronounced dead."

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John Evans, Powys County Council spokesman, said the road had been closed until about 6.15am today following the accident.

Casey Breese died when he pulled his foot free from a goal net and the post fell on him on July 29, 2011.

He was airlifted to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, but died from crush injuries.

Last week representatives of Caersws Football Club appeared at Welshpool Magistrates Court accused of breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in relation to his death.

No plea was entered and the case is due before Mold Crown Court on Wednesday.

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