Tributes have been paid to a “fun and loving wife, mother and mamgu” who was tragically killed after a collision with a recycling lorry in Llandeilo last week.

Diane James, from Tycroes, died following the road traffic collision on the A40 between Manordeilo and Llandeilo on Thursday, April 6.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 10.30am which involved Mrs Jones’ grey Ford Fiesta and a recycling lorry.

The road was closed for several hours following the accident.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested as a result of the collision.

Her family have paid tribute to her, saying: “Diane was a fun and loving wife, mother and mamgu.

“We are devastated by the loss of such a beautiful person.”

Heartfelt messages have been left on social media, including the South Wales Guardian Facebook page, in honour of Diane, aged 55.

Ceri James, who worked with Mrs James, told The Guardian that she was a “dear friend who liked to live life to the full”.

She said: “Diane’s bubbly personality was loved by all who met her and she was truly infectious.

“I have fond memories of nights out and many a Blondie rendition on the karaoke machine.

“These are memories myself and others will treasure forever.

“She was a dear friend and a work colleague for many years and her heartfelt loss is felt throughout the work force, she will be eternally missed.

“I wish to express my deepest sympathy to her family and friends”.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or was driving along that stretch of road around the time of the incident, to phone them on 101