A fireman called to an horrific car crash discovered his "beautiful" daughter dead in the wreckage.
Adrian Smith was in shock after responding to the 999 call and seeing his daughter’s Ella’s car had been hit.
Firefighter Adrian had to watch as Ella’s lifeless body was removed from the mangled car by paramedics.
Police confirmed Ella, 21, was killed in the accident on a country road and three others seriously hurt.
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."
Adrian 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 Ella’s white Ford Ka had been smashed into on the passenger side where his daughter was sitting.
Her boyfriend, who was driving the car, suffered serious injuries along with a man and woman in another vehicle.
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.
Dozens of tributes were made to bakery worker Ella who was described as a "beautiful young lady" and "the kindest soul you could meet".
Ella died near Haverfordwest, Wales
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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 said: "She really was the sweetest girl ever. Just a beautiful, beautiful girl who will be so very sorely missed."
Dyfed-Powys 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."
Ella’s family told of their heartbreak while police continue to investigate the cause of the accident.
They said in a statement: "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 said Ella, of Camrose, Haverfordwest, died at the scene of the crash.
She had been to the beach at Broad Haven, Pembs, during the hot weather on Sunday and was being driven home by her boyfriend when tragedy struck.
Their Ford Ka is believed to have overturned on a bend and was then hit by a following vehicle.
Ella’s fireman dad Adrian, 47, was one of the first emergency workers on the scene of the accident.
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesman said: "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."