Beca Mai Richards, 23, lost her battle for life on intensive care after the tragic crash in her black Vauxhall Corsa, in which her heartbroken family hailed her as a ‘loving and kind-hearted’ woman
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A young teacher has died six days after her car smashed into a cement mixer in a freak accident on a country road.
Beca Mai Richards, 23, lost her battle for life on intensive care after the tragic crash in her black Vauxhall Corsa.
And her family has decided to donate her organs to save others – just as she wanted as a “last gift”.
Beca’s car smashed into a blue Daf cement mixer with truck around 5pm last Friday night near Narbeth, Pembs.
She was flown 90 miles by air ambulance to Cardiff Hospital – but died tragically.
Her heartbroken family says “loving and kind-hearted” Beca Mai “always cared for others” and had chosen to donate her organs.
In a tribute, they said, “We are utterly devastated to lose Beca. She was such a loving and kind-hearted daughter, sister, friend and teacher, and one who always cared for others.
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“We are very proud that Beca as a donor will give others a better life as her last gift.
“As a family, we thank everyone, especially the Intensive Care Unit and Wales Air Ambulance, for their support and care over the last few days.
“We would now like to have some time to mourn privately.”
Dyfed Powys Police said Beca’s family was supported by specially trained officers.
Officers investigating the accident said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic accident that occurred on Friday, August 2021 at 5pm on the A478 near Penblewin, Narberth.
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“The collision involved a Black Vauxhall Corsa and Blue Daf Cement Mixer truck.
“The female driver of the Black Vauxhall Corsa sustained serious injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Cardiff Hospital.”
The appeal said officers “would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who was driving along the A478 between the Penblewin roundabout and Narbeth at the time of the incident.”