Thousands of pounds have been raised for the family of the 22-year-old who died in a crash in the Queensway Tunnel.

Paige Rice from the West Midlands died after a crash in the early hours of Sunday after coming to Liverpool to visit her boyfriend.

Her mum, Clare, said she was "broken" following the death of her "beautiful baby" and said Paige had a "heart of gold".

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Merseyside Police was called to the Birkenhead Tunnel at around 12.30am on October 17 after reports of a crash between an Audi S3 and a taxi.

Two men were also injured in the crash and police confirmed to the ECHO "the driver of the Audi is still in a very critical condition and the taxi driver is in a serious condition but this is not life threatening".

Paige Rice, from Marston Green, who died in a car crash in the Queensway tunnel, Liverpool
Paige Rice, from Marston Green, who died in a car crash in the Queensway tunnel, Liverpool

A fundraising page has been set up with a target of £5,000 to help her family "at this heartbreaking time" and has already reached close to £25,000.

Organised by Paige's friend Charlie Millard, the GoFundMe said: "We are creating this Go Fund Me for our beautiful Paige.

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"Anyone who had the pleasure of having her in their life can understand how tragic this.

"She was such an amazing woman with such a clean heart who had so much love to give.

"Anyone she met she had a huge impact on and a smile that would light up any room.

Paige Rice, from Marston Green, who died in a car crash in the Queensway tunnel. With brother Tyler
Paige Rice, from Marston Green, who died in a car crash in the Queensway tunnel. With brother Tyler

"An inspiring woman who had so much life to live and goals to achieve, she has left so many with empty hearts.

"Paige lost her life on Sunday, October 17 in a tragic accident.

"We are coming to help her amazing family at this heartbreaking time.

"Any donations will be such a massive help and her family and friends will be eternally grateful. Let’s give our angel the send off she deserves."

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.”

Find the GoFundMe for Paige's family here.

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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