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Tributes paid to sister killed in crash two years after brother's death

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Tributes were today being to a teenager who has died in a car crash, two years after her brother was killed by a falling goalpost.

Casey Breese,and Kelly Marie Breese

Kelly Marie Breese, 18, from Caersws, died when her Vauxhall Corsa hit a tree on Sunday.

Her 12-year-old brother, Casey Breese, died after he was hit by a falling goalpost as he played football at Caersws Recreation Ground.

Parents Shan and Nick Breese were today being comforted by friends and family and were too upset to speak.

The latest tragedy happened on Sunday, when Miss Breese was involved in the accident on the B4568 between Llanwnog and Aberhafesp, near Newtown.

The former Coleg Powys student was driving the car alone when it left the road and struck the tree at around 9.30pm. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her brother Casey, who attended Newtown High School, died in July 2011 in a freak accident after a goalpost fell on him at Caersws Recreation Ground.

Today tributes were paid to Miss Breese, who was described as "one of the nicest girls" you could meet.

In a post written on her Facebook page, friend Caitlin Ann Robinson said: "Life's so cruel. Always takes the good people and never the bad. You were one of the nicest girls I've ever met and such a genuine friend. Rest in peace, beautiful."

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Nerys Evans posted: "RIP beautiful girl. How can life be so cruel taken from us in such a tragic way like your brother Casey. Rest in peace our thoughts go out to all family and friends."

Another, written by Amanda Lewis, said: "Words cannot describe seeing a family broken for a second time, this should not be happening again. Why oh why? RIP beautiful Kelly Breese."

Close friend Megan Rosee Andrews added: "RIP to my best friend Kelly Breese only talking last night.

"When I was upset you gave me the biggest hug ever. And we were chatting for ages. Everything you said to me last night I will be taking on board, that's for sure. Thank you. You are going to be extremely missed."

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Welsh Assembly Member Russell George, a resident of Caersws who knows Mr and Mrs Breese, said: "It is shocking news and so sad. My thoughts go out to all family and friends at what must be an incredibly difficult time.

"Caersws is a close-knit community and I know that it will affect everyone in the village and equally I know that everyone in the village will offer lots of support to the family.

"I offer my deepest sympathies to the family at this time, it is heartbreaking news."

Dyfed-Powys Police today appealed for anyone with information on the collision to call them as soon as possible. Force spokeswoman Sian George said: "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."

Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews from Newtown attended the scene. Lois Hough 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."

Police have appealed for any witnesses to call the Roads Policing Unit in Newtown on 101. The accident that killed Miss Breese happened just days after a court hearing relating to the death of Casey.

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 to continue at Mold Crown Court tomorrow.

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