Paige Rice, a 22-year-old British makeup influencer, died after her boyfriend’s car rammed into a taxi on Oct. 17 in Merseyside, according to Birmingham Live.
Rice, who was from Marston Green, England, was in her boyfriend’s Audi S3 car when he slammed into a taxicab. Her partner is currently in the hospital in serious condition and the driver of the taxi, who is in his 40s, is also in serious condition.
Merseyside police are currently investigating the tragic crash, which happened in the Queensway Tunnel.
Paige’s mother Clare shared a statement about her daughter’s passing on the influencer’s Instagram account.
“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,” the Instagram caption read alongside a photo of Paige, her mother and her 18-year-old brother Tyler.
“She really was the most beautiful girl, with the biggest smile, a [contagious] laugh and heart of gold. If you was [sic] a friend of paige she would love you with all shes 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,” the statement added.
Clare continued, “Paige has been my rock recently, I can barely breath [sic] 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 3 musketeers.”
Clare also spoke with Birmingham Live about how she and Paige had discussed the theme of death recently. “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,” she said.
“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,” Clare recalled.
A GoFundMe for Rice’s family has raised over $42,000 in just over a day since it was created.
“Anyone who had the pleasure of having her in their life can understand how tragic this,” the page reads. “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.”
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