Boy, three, dies after being hit by vehicle on farm leaving family ‘devastated’

Ianto Jenkins was riding his bike when he was hit by a truck on the family farm near Clynderwen, in Pembrokeshire – he died from suspected crush injuries

A heartbroken family are “devastated” after a three-year-old boy was killed riding his bike on the family farm.

Little Ianto Jenkins was struck by a farm truck on private land at the family’s idyllic countryside home.

Police were called to the farm in the rural village of Efailwen near Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire, but Ianto died from suspected crush injuries.

His dad Guto Sior Jenkins, 31, runs the dairy farm – and was described as being devastated at the tragedy on Tuesday night.

An investigation has been launched and the Health and Safety Executive informed but no-one else was injured.

Tributes have now flooded in for the youngster after the police confirmed the tragedy.

One friend said: “Deepest sympathy to you and the family. I can’t imagine such an nightmare, but I can ensure that all your family, your friends, the people of Efailwen and the whole of Wales are thinking about you and the family at this dark hour in your life.

“Take comfort from the sweet memories you have and try to keep strong.”

Another wrote: “Thinking of you and your family. I can’t even imagine what your going through. Keep strong.”

While one said: “Absolutely heartbroken, taken way too soon. You will be missed Ianto, RIP”.

The boy’s family is being supported by specialist officers and an inquest is set to be opened in due course by Pembrokershire Coroner Paul Bennett.

The family farm has been run by Guto’s parents for decades.

Minister and county councillor Huw George said the community is pulling together after the tragic death.

He said: “One strong point of this community is that it’s strong, it’s close.

“People will be there and sense when help is needed and if people ask for help, they will get it, because how do you begin to explain and begin to say something which means anything at a time like this.”

Farmer and shop owner Carwyn James said everyone in the close-knit community was deeply affected by the news.

He said: “People will fail to imagine the pain this poor family are going through at the moment.

“It’s an amazing place to raise children on a farm, but with it there are dangers. It’s just so terribly sad.”

A police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police was alerted to a collision involving a vehicle and a child at a private property in the Clynderwen area at approximately 7pm on Tuesday, August 3.

“Sadly, a three-year-old boy died at the scene.

“An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing and the family is being supported by specialist officers.

“The Health and Safety Executive and HM Coroner have been informed. Nobody else was injured.”