Search icon


16th Feb 2022

“Lost for words”: Tributes paid to brother and sister killed in car crash

The siblings died following a harrowing road collision in Wales.

Tributes have been paid to a brother and sister who were tragically killed in a car crash in Wales.

3-year-old Jayden-Lee Lucas and his 4-year-old sister Gracie-Ann Wheaton sadly passed away.

Their family car collided with a van on the M4 near Newport on February 5th.

Both children were rushed to hospital but sadly died from their injuries.

Gracie-Ann died on February 6th and then her little brother passed away on the following Friday.

Their mother is still being treated in hospital.

A cousin of the siblings has paid tribute to them.

They told PA that Jayden was a “kind soul” who would turn the “grey skies blue”.

“Unfortunately, after a week of fighting, Jayden has passed away,” they shared.

Speaking of Gracie-Ann’s death, they said: “I’m just trying to wrap my head around the fact that she’s gone; it’s hard to believe.

“She was so young. She had a bright future ahead of her.”

Gracie-Ann “was such a wonderful child.”

The family are understandably “lost for words” after the harrowing loss.

“How she was returning from a birthday party and all of a sudden she’s gone,” their cousin asked.

They said Gracie-Ann was wonderful and creative and a joy to be around.

Gracie-Ann and Jayden were travelling back from a birthday party with their parents when the accident occurred.

The van driver, 41-year-old Martin Newman, appeared in court this week.

He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He has also been charged with two offenses of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Mr. Newman will appear in court again on February 21st.

Feature Image: GoFundMe