The family of a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car “yards away from his home” in the Swansea Valley last week have paid tribute to a “loving doting uncle”.

Meirion Huw Lloyd, 74, from Ystradgynlais , was involved in the collision with a Red Renault Clio on Saturday, March 30, at around 9pm in Neath Road, Ystradgynlais.

A tribute from the family says “Meirion was a loving doting uncle to his niece Catherine and nephew Rhodri and a doting great uncle to Megan, Izzy and Rhodri William, who he always adorned with carefully, considered gifts.

“He had worked as a teacher and civil servant before becoming a carer for his mother Lilian Lloyd living at Forest View, Neath Road Ystradgynlais for 35 years.

“The son of William Herbert Lloyd, Meirion was the proud, younger brother of David Tudor Lloyd and they were brought up in Seven Sisters.

“Meirion was a talented musician and had a keen interest in culture and Welsh sport, notably supporting Swansea City FC and Glamorgan CC.

“Meirion had always enjoyed walking and was regular visitor to Swansea and Mumbles.

“On Saturday, March 30, Meirion had returned from a trip there, but the day ended tragically only yards from his home.”

Dyfed-Powys Police are continuing to investigate the crash.

Anyone who has information on the incident or who might have seen a man walking along Neath Road around the time of the incident, is encouraged to contact the roads policing unit on 101.