TRIBUTES have been paid to the glamorous former Miss Colchester who had a heart of gold.

Bonnie Hiller died after her grey Mercedes convertible collided with a bridge on the London Road underpass in Kelvedon on Saturday evening.

The 27-year-old of Tiptree has been crowned as Miss Colchester and Miss East Anglia in 2009.

The former Thurstable pupil went on to pursue a career in modelling and worked with various boutiques in the Essex area.

Her dad Paul said: β€œShe was a wonderful girl and a wonderful daughter who was very close to her mum and a joy to be with."

See today's Gazette for the full tributes. 

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to call 101.