A 22-year-old influencer killed in a car crash had spoken with her mother about how she wanted to be remembered if she died just weeks ago.
Paige Rice died in the early hours of Sunday after her boyfriend’s Audi S3 car collided with a taxi in the Queensway tunnel, Liverpool at 12.25am.
She was a social media influencer with more than 18,000 followers on Instagram.
Paige was rushed to hospital but later died and her boyfriend, who is in his 20s, is in a touch-and-go situation. The taxi driver in his 40s is in a serious but not life-threatening condition.
Paige’s mother Clare said her daughter was ‘the most beautiful girl, with the biggest smile, a contagious laugh and heart of gold’.
Paige Rice, 22, (pictured) was killed when the car she was a passenger in struck a taxi in the Queensway tunnel, Liverpool, on Sunday at 12.25am
The influencer was rushed to hospital but later died. Her boyfriend, who was driving the Audi S3 is fighting for his life and the taxi driver they collided with is in a serious but stable condition
She and Paige talked just weeks ago about death and how she wanted to be remembered if she died.
She wrote on social media: ‘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.
Paige with her mother Clare and brother Tyler. Her mum said the trio would ‘always be the three musketeers’. Just weeks ago Paige told her mum how she wanted to be remembered if she died
‘I’m overwhelmed by the love being shown.
‘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. She had big dreams and Paige always made things happen. Her drive to succeed was inspirational.
Clare Rice wrote of her daughter: ‘Words can not describe how broken I am as her mum.’ She said: ‘I’m overwhelmed by the love being shown. ‘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’
Paige was visiting her boyfriend in Liverpool when she died and sold cars and worked as a nail technician up to her death
She set up her own makeup artist business when she was just 15 years old after studying dance at Valentine Theatre School in Birmingham
‘Paige has been my rock recently, I can barely breath 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.’
Paige was very close to her mother Clare and brother Tyler.
Her mother said the trio would ‘always be the three musketeers’.
Paige was visiting her boyfriend in Liverpool when she died and sold cars and worked as a nail technician up to her death.
England footballer Jack Grealish donated £5,000 to a fund set up in memory of the influencer and wrote ‘RIP Paige’ on his Instagram story beneath Clare Rice’s post on her daughter’s profile
When she was a young teenager she went to Valentine Theatre School, Birmingham, to pursue her love of dancing before she set up her own makeup artist business when she was just 15 years old.
‘Paige and myself had spoken recently about death and she told me that if she died to remember that she lived life to the absolute full,’ Clare told Birmingham Live.
‘I have chronic illnesses and Paige has pushed me to stay positive and to keep going.
‘She had massive dreams, wanted to see the world and live a full life.
‘Paige would fill her time with being social in between working hard and looking after me.’
Merseyside Police are investigating the crash.
Matrix Inspector Mark Worrell said: ‘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.’
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any CCTV, dashcam or other footage, can contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5747, [email protected], @MerPolCC on Twitter, or via ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 21000720520.