A driver has been arrested after a fatal car crash which killed a woman.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash between a red BMW and a grey Peugeot in Rhigos Road, Hirwaun , just before 3pm on Friday.

A South Wales Police spokesman confirmed an 84-year-old woman from Aberdare , who was driving the Peugeot, has died.

“Her family have been informed and are being supported by a specially-trained family liaison officer,” the spokesman said.

“The driver of the red BMW – a 25-year-old man from Hirwaun – has been arrested and is in police custody.”

What you should do if you witness a car crash:

Police are now appealing for information about the crash. Witnesses to the collision or anyone else with information is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number *466639.