Who was Beca Mai Richards? Wiki, Bio, Age, Funeral, Crash

Beca Mai Richards Wiki/Bio

When a primary school teacher was leaving school for the day, she collided with a cement vehicle and was killed.

In the summer of last year, Beca Mai Richards is thought to have lost control of her black Vauxhall Corsa.

An inquest heard that she had just finished organizing a lesson for the upcoming school year.

She died after colliding with an HGV on her way home from school. She was described as an “academically very smart and very bright” teacher.

Beca was ready to start her first teaching job at Narberth Primary School in Llangynog, Pembrokeshire, alongside her mother Eleri James.


She was 23 years old.

How Did Beca Mai Richards Die?

However, Beca suffered major brain damage as a result of the high-force collision with the HGV on the A478 on August 21, and she died in intensive care five days later.

Her family made the decision to donate her organs in order to save others. Just like she wanted – as a “final gift”.

Acting senior coroner for Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, Paul Bennett, described her death as a, “very tragic case for a number of reasons”.

On January 12, he told the inquest at Haverfordwest County Hall Beca was, “academically very gifted and a very bright individual”

Beca, who graduated from Preseli High School with 11 A* to C GCSEs, finished her PGCE at Swansea University in June and started her first job in July.

Her family describes her as, “loving and kind-hearted”.

Miss Jenkins said she worked until around 5 p.m. on the day of the deadly crash, calling both her mother and the deputy headteacher to let them know she was done.

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However, shortly after 5 p.m., she collided with a DAF cement mixer vehicle on the way out of Narberth.


Beca likely lost control of her vehicle as she approached Penblewin and crossed to the other side of the highway, according to David Stacey, a forensic collision investigator with Dyfed Po`wys Police.

“There is insufficient data to collate the speed of the Corsa,” Mr.Stacey concluded in a summary of his evidence from a 50-page study.

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