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Tributes to former pupil of Argoed High School, Mynydd Isa, killed in road crash

A 24-year-old woman killed when her car crashed into a school bus will be ‘desperately missed’ by friends and family, said her heartbroken dad.

Former Argoed High School pupil Nikola Shelley Jones, from Mynydd Isa, died when her Citroen Saxo collided with the bus on its way to pick up pupils from Ysgol Dinas Bran in Llangollen, on the B4500 between Chirk and Pontfadog at about 7.40am last Wednesday.

Father Andrew said: “She was a happy, full of life girl who loved parties and will be desperately missed.”

Nikola is also survived by mother Christine and brother Philip.

Simeon Molloy, headteacher at Argoed High School, added: “She was a very personable young lady with a bright future which has been tragically taken away.

“At this moment in time our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family, including her brother Phil, who was also a pupil at this school.”

North Wales Police closed the B4500 for several hours on Wednesday morning while accident investigators and emergency crews worked at the scene.

No pupils were on board the bus and its driver was not injured, despite the vehicle careering off the side of the road after the impact.

But the Citroen Saxo car was badly damaged. Firefighters used cutting equipment to free Nikola from the car.

But paramedics could not save her life and she was pronounced dead at the scene.