GLOBE readers have posted messages of condolence after a young woman was killed in a late-night car crash in Queensway Tunnel at the weekend.

Police were contacted at 12.25am in the early hours of Sunday following reports an Audi S3, travelling towards Wirral, had been in a collision with a taxi inside the tunnel.

The male driver and female passenger of the Audi sustained multiple injuries and were transferred to hospital, where the woman, named as 22-year-old Paige Rice from Solihull, West Midlands. sadly died.

The male driver, also in his 20s, remains in hospital in a critical condition. The male taxi driver, a man in is 40s, suffered serious injuries and is also in hospital but his injuries are not life threatening.

In a social media post yesterday Ms Rice's heartbroken mum took to social media to pay tribute to: "The most beautiful girl, with the biggest smile, a contagious laugh and heart of gold.."

Readers took to our Facebook page to express their sadness.

Niki Dunne posted: "My heart breaks for this family. Her poor mum, I can't imagine what that feels like. It's beyond words . RIP beautiful angel xxxxxxx"

Julie Force wrote: "This is so sad the poor girl an family beautiful girl heartbreaking".

Marie Cavanagh commented: "R.I.P. God bless her family, such a shock for them all."

Patrice McGreavy's tribute read: "RIP Paige. Thoughts go to her family".

Joanne Dawson put: "God rest her soul. How beautiful and taken so young"

Ann Mannion added: "So sad fly high young lady thoughts with her family & friends xxx"

Helen Fairclough's trbute read: "Heartbreaking - sleep peacefully forever."

Col Palin wrote: "God bless Paige. Thinking of you and Family

Tracy Samuel Richards commented: "So so sad. RIP beautiful x"

Lorraine McDonagh put: "So sad, RIP Paige."

Linda Ann Upton wrote: "RIP so very sad. Bless"

Jodine Williams wrote: "So sad, such a beautiful woman."

Kurt Davies : "Very sad this. Rest in paradise beautiful angel."

Ian R Percival: "Tragic. RIP Paige"

Jill Campbell: "Rest in peace young lady. thinking of all her family."

Lynne Chiverton: "RIP young lady. Thinking of all your family and friends xxxxxxxxx"

Carol Sandalls: "So sad, RIP xxx"

Ms Rice's heartbroken mum took to social media to pay tribute to her daughter.

Posting on Ms Rice's Instagram page, Paiges' mother 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 heart of gold.

"If you was 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.

"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. We will always be the three musketeers."