Family tribute to daughter, 21, found dead in wreckage by firefighter dad after horror three car crash

A HEARTBROKEN family has paid tribute to their "beautiful" daughter after her firefighter dad found her dead in the wreckage of a horror car crash.

Ella Smith was in the passenger seat of her white KA when the car collided with two others, leaving three people seriously injured. 


Her dad Adrian Smith, a fireman, was left devastated after he responded to the emergency 999 call and had to watch as his daughter Ella’s body was removed from the vehicle.

The 21-year-olds aunt Elana James has paid tribute to her, posting a picture online of her niece writing “Our Beautiful Ella”.

Hundreds of people have offered their condolences over the young trainee nurse's death,  with pals describing her as “the kindest soul you could meet”.

Ella had been visiting the beach at Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, to enjoy the hot weather and was travelling home when the collision happened.

Adrian, 47, was on duty at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, on Sunday evening when he was called out to the three vehicle crash on the B4341.

When he arrived he saw that the white Ford Ka had been smashed into on the passenger side where his daughter was sitting.


Adrian, Ella’s mum Maria and her brother and sister were said to be “devastated” by the tragedy and are being supported by specialist police officers.

Within hours of the accident, Adrian posted a picture on social media of him and Ella dancing at a family party when she was little.

In a statement her heartbroken family said: “We are utterly devastated at losing our beloved Ella. She was a much loved and caring daughter, sister and granddaughter.

"She was a beautiful girl who will be missed by us all.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support at this horrific time. It has meant so much to the whole family as we grieve for our Ella.”

Police confirmed that Ella was killed in the accident on a country road and three others were left seriously injured.


The driver of the car suffered serious injuries along with a man and woman in another vehicle.

A family friend said: “It must have been a complete nightmare for Adrian to find his own daughter was the victim.

“Ella was lovely girl, they are a lovely family – everyone is shock and totally devastated.”

Ella worked as a trainee nurse at the Parc Y Llyn Nursing and Residential Home in nearby Ambleston.

Dozens of tributes were made to bakery worker Ella who was described as a “beautiful young lady” and “the kindest soul you could meet”.

Friend Chloe Kinsella said: “Yet again another gorgeous person taken away from us, the world is so cruel.

“I loved every minute of speaking to you Ella, you never failed to make me laugh. One of the best.”

Another pal Sarah Studley added: “She really was the sweetest girl ever. Just a beautiful, beautiful girl who will be so very sorely missed.”

Dyfed-Powys Police are appealing for dashcam footage from other drivers at the scene of the horrific crash between Haverfordwest and the seaside village of Broad Haven.

A spokesman said: “It is believed that the vehicles involved were a blue Citroen C1, a white Ford Ka and a white Seat Ibiza.

“Sadly a female occupant in the white Ford Ka passed away at the scene. Next of kin are aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

“Two males and a female were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

"We can confirm that the person who sadly died in the road traffic collision on the B4341 between Haverfordwest and Broadhaven on Sunday 13th June 2021 has been formally identified as 21-year-old Ella Smith from the Camrose area.”

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