The mum of a "beautiful" 22-year-old woman killed in a tunnel has shared her heartbreak.
Paige Rice was a passenger in an Audi S3 which crashed with a taxi in Liverpool, soon after midnight on Sunday morning.
Both male motorists are in hospital following the incident which ended Paige's life and has left her "broken" mum 'barely able to breathe".
The latest post on the 22-year-old's Instagram account which has a massive 17,000 followers, is that from Paige's mother paying tribute to her "contagious" character.
Merseyside Police has confirmed the Audi driver is still in a very critical condition and the taxi driver is in a serious condition but not life-threatening, the ECHO reports.
Posting on Paige's Instagram, her mum from Marston Green, Solihull said: "As most people are aware now, my beautiful baby girl Paige has passed away.
"She was involved in a tragic accident in the early hours and words can not describe how broken I am as her mum.
"I'm overwhelmed by the love being shown.
"She really was the most beautiful girl, with the biggest smile, a contagious laugh and a heart of gold.
"If you were a friend of Paige she would love you with all she's got and she would be there in an instant if you ever needed her. She lived life to its fullest.
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"She had big dreams and Paige always made things happen, her drive to succeed was inspirational.
"Paige has been my rock recently, I can barely breathe right now and I don't know how to carry on.
"My house is quiet and all I want is to talk to her one last time.
"Time is so precious and we never know when our time is up. Love each other and tell each other.
"We will always be the three musketeers."
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Hundreds of people commented under the post sending their deep condolences to the family.
One said: "Paige was one of the most loveliest, down-to-earth girls I knew absolutely beautiful inside and out.
"Will miss our little catch ups! RIP beautiful girl. Sending so much love to family and friends."
Another added: "Sending you both all of the love in the world Clare, we’ll all miss our girl so much."
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Matrix Inspector Mark Worrell said: "Our thoughts go out to the family of the woman who died and those who were injured in this collision.
"The incident is currently under investigation and I would ask anyone who saw anything prior to the collision which could assist our enquiries to get in touch.
"It is believed that prior to entering the tunnel the Audi had been in collision with another vehicle on the Hunter Street roundabout. We are currently examining a number of lines of enquiry."
If you witnessed the incident or have any CCTV, dashcam or other footage contact Merseyside Police on (0151) 777 5747, email: [email protected], or via @MerPolCC on Twitter, or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 21000720520.
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