TRIBUTES have been paid to a young Neston woman who died in a car crash.
Carrie Ann Cannell, 23, of Warwick Close, Ness, died of her injuries at the scene.
The red MG which she was driving had left the B5130 road in Chester and collided with a tree.
Her passenger, a 19-year-old woman from the Chester area, remains critically ill at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The accident happened on Chester Road, Huntington, one-and-a-half miles south of the Rake & Pikel pub, around 4am last Wednesday.
Paying tribute to Carrie, her sisters Lauren and Tara Cannell said: “Our sister Carrie Ann, a daughter and a grand-daughter, will be sadly missed.
“She was well loved by everyone who ever knew her.
“Her bubbly personality lit up every room.
“Our Caz loved to go out and party and fully enjoyed her short life. She is gone but not forgotten.”
And Carrie’s father Trevor Cannell said of her: “She is sadly missed but not forgotten, and will always be in our hearts.”
A Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman said of the crash: “A red MG car left the road and collided with a tree.
“As a result, the driver, a 23-year-old female from Wirral, died of her injuries at the scene.
“Her front-seat passenger, a 20-year-old girl, received serious internal injures and is currently being treated at the Countess of Chester.”
She added: “An 18-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
“He has been released on police bail until January 2009.
“We are appealing to anyone who saw the Rover or a Peugeot 306 driving in the area at the same time.
“They should call Sgt Rachel Gallagher or Sgt Dave Harrison of the Western Area Specialist Investigation Unit’s road policing section on 01244 613163/68.”