The tragic death of Paige Rice, a 22-year-old beauty influencer

Paige Rice: a tragic twist of fate
Accident in the Queensway Tunnel
A fatal crash
Serious injuries
Official confirmation
Her mum:
Unfulfilled dreams
Heart of gold
Talked about dying
One of her last conversations with mum
A full life
GoFundMe campaign
£30,000 for the family
Footballer jack Grealish helped a lot
5,000 pounds
So much love to give
Paige Rice: a tragic twist of fate

A budding influencer of 22 years, Paige Rice died in a tunnel crash on October 17, 2021. It was just shortly after she'd told her mum how she wanted to be remembered posthumously.

Accident in the Queensway Tunnel

The beauty influencer was visiting her boyfriend in Liverpool for the weekend. The couple were driving in the Queensway Tunnel between Liverpool and Birkenhead when their Audi S3 crashed into a taxi. It was 12:30 am on Sunday morning.

A fatal crash

The three involved were taken to the hospital. There, the influencer would lose her life hours later.

Serious injuries

For their part, her boyfriend and the taxi driver (in his forties) are still in the hospital with severe injuries.

Official confirmation

The news of the car crash had been reported by several media. However, it wasn't confirmed that the beauty influencer was involved until her mother, Clare, announced the dramatic news on Paige Rice's Instagram profile.

Her mum: "broken"

"Words can not describe how broken I am as her mum," Clare posted. "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."

Unfulfilled dreams

Paige Rice's mother recalled her daughter's "massive dreams." She "made things happen, her drive to succeed was inspirational."

Heart of gold

Clare added that her daughter was "the most beautiful girl, with the biggest smile, a [contagious] laugh and heart of gold. If you [were] a friend of Paige she would love you with all she'd got and she would be there in an instant if you ever needed her."

Talked about dying

As fate would have it, the young Paige Rice had just had a serious conversation with her mother about dying. She had told her mother how she'd like to be remembered.

One of her last conversations with mum

Clare revealed to 'Birmingham Live' that she'd had a deep conversation with her 22-year-old daughter weeks before the fateful crash. "She told me that if she died to remember that she lived life to the absolute full."

A full life

"I have chronic illnesses," Clare disclosed, "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."

GoFundMe campaign

After Clare's tragic announcement, a fundraiser was organized to help the family through these difficult times. Clare has an 18-year-old brother, Tyler.

£30,000 for the family

The goal of the fundraiser was to reach 30,000 pounds. Within only 48 hours, the GoFundMe page already hit that mark.

Footballer jack Grealish helped a lot

Jack Grealish, Manchester City's star footballer, made the largest donation of £5,000.

5,000 pounds

In addition to the soccer player, more than 1,200 people have collaborated in the fundraiser for the relatives of Paige Rice.

So much love to give

"Anyone who had the pleasure of having her in their life can understand how tragic this is," the GoFundMe text 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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