FOND tributes have been paid to a young woman who died in a head-on car crash.
Lauren Smee, 21, from Chichester, died after an accident on the A27 at Castle Goring in West Sussex at 10.45pm on Sunday.
She sustained serious injuries when her Ford KA car collided head-on with a BMW.
Lauren, of Spitalfield Lane, had been working behind the bar at The Bull’s Head pub in Fishbourne for the past 15 months.
Landlady Julie Edwards said: ‘She was just a special lass.
‘She was a very good worker and so kind and thoughtful.
‘She never had a bad word about anybody. It’s a tragic loss.
‘She was absolutely beautiful – inside and out.’
Lauren had studied at Chichester College and had worked at River Island in the city.
Sheridan Bewley, her form tutor, said: ‘Lauren was a delightful pupil, always happy, with a beaming smile and a kind word for everyone. ‘
Dozens of tributes have been posted on Facebook.
One said: ‘Beautiful girl with a beautiful smile. Going to be missed by so many.’
The BMW driver, a 49-year-old man from Hastings, sustained a fractured ankle and fractured spine.