SHE WAS their "beautiful sparkle" who should be remembered for her infectious laugh and smile.

Those were the words of the heartbroken family of Polly Darvall who was killed in a horror crash in the New Forest in the early hours of the morning.

Tributes have been paid to the 22-year-old waitress who has been described as a "bright light" who will remain in the hearts of her family forever.

As previously reported, the graduate died when her VW Beetle hit a tree after coming off the B3055 Brockenhurst to Beaulieu Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police say the collision happened on a bend close to the turn-off for the Roundhill campsite.

Polly, who graduated with a first class honours degree in Geography from Northumbria University this summer, had moved to the area in June to work at The Pig Hotel in Brockenhurst while staying with family.

Originally from Taunton in Somerset, Polly was working as a waitress to earn money she planned to put towards travelling the world later this year.

Her mum, Sarah Bosworth, said: "I have lost my beautiful sparkle who I spoke to every day for 22 years and I love with all of my heart.

"Our family and everyone who knew Polly and loved my daughter will know that sparkle and the joy she gives.

“We will all miss her, but she is always going to be with us."

Polly’s dad, John Darvall, who is a presenter for BBC Radio Bristol, added: "For all those who knew Polly please remember her smile, her laughter and the bright light that she is and always will be.”

Her colleagues at The Pig Hotel issued a statement to the Daily Echo, which said: “Polly was one in a million, always smiling and so full of energy. We have all been privileged to have her as part of our team.

“She had such an infectious laugh and smile – a truly unique individual with such a positive outlook on everything.”

Polly's boyfriend of four years, Tristan Freeman, posted on Facebook that he had been left heartbroken.

“The reality that the love of my life and my best friend has left me so soon is unbearable,” he said.

“Polly touched so many peoples’ lives and has taught me so many lessons about how to live mine.

“I have so many regrets in not seeing her more and in not being able to say I love you one more time, and I will live forever with these... but I hope to make her proud in learning from them.”

Hampshire Constabulary issued a statement on Monday to confirm a file has been passed to the coroner.

Any witnesses to the crash should call Hampshire Constabulary on 101.