Man dies following Queensway Tunnel crash

A man has died following a crash in the Queensway tunnel in the early hours of Sunday 17 October.

The man, understood to be 23-years-old, was driving an Audi S3 when it was in a collision with a taxi. 22-year-old Paige Rice, from Marston Green, Solihull, who was a passenger in the Audi, died in the incident.

The taxi driver suffered serious injuries, but his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

On Sunday 17 October at 12.25am, Merseyside Police was contacted following reports that 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, who is in her 20s, sadly died.

Claire Rice, Paige’s mother said, “Paige was visiting her boyfriend in Liverpool when she died. I am still in shock at the moment and the only thing that is keeping me going is the incredible support and lovely tributes that people have left on social media. It shows just how loved she was.

“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. And she did.”

More than £30,000 has been raised on GoFundMe since Paige’s death. More than a thousand people have donated towards the fund, including a £5000 donation from Manchester City player, Jack Grealish.

Earlier this week, Matrix Inspector Mark Worrell said, “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.”

If you witnessed the incident or have any CCTV, dashcam or other footage, please contact police on (0151) 777 5747, email: [email protected] , or via @MerPolCC on Twitter, or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 21000720520.

Paige Rice. Image: Instagram/paigericex

Fatal collision in Queensway Tunnel

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