The grieving fiancé of a woman killed in a car crash alongside their unborn baby has paid an emotional tribute to the "love of my life".

Lucinda Harding, from Eastbourne, crashed into a fence at junction 5 of the M25 near Sevenoaks at around 3.25pm on August 16.

She was tragically pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance crews, reports Kent Live.

Her partner Mat Rutherford has laid bare his agony at their future being cruelly snatched away.

He posted on Facebook : "It is the hardest point in my life to have make this post, but I need to share the information that the love of my life Lucinda Harding and my unborn daughter, Niamh Bell Rutherford, were taken from us and are now resting peacefully.

"They are together in heaven.

"No words can describe what Lucinda means to me and I feel like the life we had and were starting with our daughter has been stolen!"

The crash happened at junction 5 of the M25 near Sevenoaks at around 3.25pm on August 16 (file photo)

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"I will make sure her legacy lives on," he added.

Lucinda was a member of the British Baton Twirling Association, which paid tribute to her on their official Facebook page.

They said: “Today we say goodbye to one of our brightest stars, the most beautiful of souls. Our very own Lucinda.

“A truly special person who we will never forget.

“As we lay you to rest with your beautiful daughter Niamh we send our love to Mat and your family.

“Shine bright beautiful girl, you graced us all with your infectious smile and beautiful kind ways.

“Happy heavenly birthday beautiful angel.”

At the time of the crash, Kent Police made an appeal for witnesses to come forward with information.

Det Sgt Lynn Lewis of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "We are working hard to establish the full circumstances of this collision, which tragically led to both the deaths of a young woman and her unborn child.

"We believe there may be motorists who have important footage on their vehicle dash cams, who have yet to contact us.

"This could include those traveling in the opposite direction of the M25 and who may not have even noticed the collision.

"I would urge anyone who uses this route to double check any cameras they may have and to contact us if they can assist our investigation."