A 23-YEAR-OLD woman who died in a crash has been described as an "angel" by her grieving family.

Laura Williams died at Basildon Hospital on Friday following a crash on the M25 at Thurrock.

Her devastated family, plus boyfriend Dean Fox, released a glowing tribute to Laura, who lived in Chelmsford.

The statement said: “Words cannot express what you meant to us.

"A beautiful, vibrant, funny girl. Our angel.

"From mum, dad, brother Rich, boyfriend Dean Fox, nana, and all your family and friends.

"All our love always darling.”

The three-car crash took place on the anti-clockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 29 and 30 at 6.30pm last Wednesday.

A 32-year-old man from Basildon has been arrested on suspicious of causing death by dangerous driving.

Any witnesses to the crash or the moments leading up to it has been asked to call Essex Police's road crash investigation unit on 0300 3334444.