Alex Ford has been described as a loving mum who adored her two children (Image: Ant Armstrong)

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A mum-of-two who died in a roundabout crash has been described as a 'loving free spirit' who 'adored her kids'.

Alex Ford, who was in her 20s, died alongside Scott Simpson and Jay McEvoy in the horror smash, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The trio were travelling in a car that crashed into a roundabout in Liverpool in the early hours of April 26.

One of Alex's childhood friends Ant Armstrong has described her as a loving mum.

He said: "We're still devastated and the family are still in bits. I grew up with her, and we went to school together.

"We both grew up in Wavertree (Liverpool) as well and she lived in Old Swan.

Alex pictured alongside her lifelong friend Ant Armstrong
(Image: Ant Armstrong)

"I've DJ'd in town since I was 17 and she used to come to all my events and watch me DJ in the nightclubs.

"She was a free spirit who adored her kids. Anyone who come into contact with her she always left a good impression on them – she was a loving person.

"She always got in touch with me over my events – telling me how proud she was."

In August, Ant is hosting a large music event in the city in Alex's memory with the aim of raising money for her children.

Alex died in a roundabout crash alongside two others
(Image: Ant Armstrong)

The event – where many of the city's top DJ's including Lee Butler, Anton Powers and Amelia Preston will perform sets – will take place at the Shankly Hotel on August 6.

Ant said: "I didn't know what to do with myself, I was devastated when I heard the news – I couldn't sit around so I planned this night.

"Every DJ in Liverpool wants to come down and do their part.

"It's nice to see all the big city DJ's come together and forget about the club politics for one night for this special cause.

"I think this is something that helps keep the family attached to Alex because of how much she loved the nightlife scene in Liverpool."

Scott Simpson's family said he had a 'heart of gold'

Relatives of Scott Simpson, who died alongside Alex in the crash, also paid tribute to him.

They described the 28-year-old as a 'fabulous dad' in a statement released through police.

It said: "Scott was an absolute amazing son, brother, father, cousin, uncle, nephew and the best friend to all.

"Scott was the most kindest, loving person with a heart of gold and nothing was too much if anyone needed his help.

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"He adored his family and was a ray of sunshine in all our lives.

"Always the life and soul of a party, throwing a few shapes out on the dance floor, as he’d say.

"Scott was a fabulous dad to his beautiful little boy Thomas, who he doted on.

"All our family have been left devastated by the loss of our boy and no amount of time will ever heal us over our Scott. Gone far too soon.

"Scott was a very popular lad with an amazing amount of friends, who he adored as they adored him."

James McEvoy's family described him as a 'happy man' who 'always had a smile on his face'

Jay McEvoy's family also shared a statement, describing the 33-year-old as a 'happy man' who 'always walked with a smile on his face'.

The statement said: "James lived his life a happy man. He always walked with a smile on his face and would actively encourage the smiles of others.

"James holds a very special place in our hearts and will do for eternity. He is a dad, a son, a brother, a grandson, an uncle, a cousin and a nephew; But most importantly an everlasting friend.

"The news of his passing is deeply distressing and full of sadness for our family; April 26th 2021 will undoubtedly be engraved in our minds for years and years to come.

"However, we collectively thank members of the public, friends of the family and close friends of James for their unmatched support during our grief; we especially thank the emergency services and the brave bystanders for their devoted and courageous efforts in attempting with best interests to give James the best chance.

"Unfortunately, this time it was not meant to be, but it is people like those who aided James in his time of need that give us as a society hope.

"The efforts of strangers puts the Liverpool culture into perspective and we truly thank you with all our hearts.

"James’s spirit and charisma will forever live within the hearts and minds of everyone who had the pleasure to know him.

"From the family we love you James and will miss you with every inch of our love. We will miss and love you forever our Jayjay xx."