Carly Bowie missing Ormond Beach, Florida woman dies after crashing upon returning from 21st birthday revelries. Did drink driving play a part in her death?
Carly Bowie a missing Ormond Beach, Florida woman has been found dead in a river after a night out celebrating her 21st birthday.
The woman’s body was recovered from the Tomoka River around 3:20pm on Wednesday, after failing to negotiate terrain while driving home from birthday revelries.
At the time Bowie was reported missing after failing to return home after going out to celebrate with friends reported the Daytona Beach News Journal.
Authorities said the missing woman’s pick up truck was found submerged seven and a half miles south of her home in Halifax Plantation off Old Kings Road.
Notice of the crash came after a local called police in the early morning hours of Tuesday to report hearing a loud crashing noises.
The tragedy comes as Carly Bowie’s mother, Donna Bowie said that her daughter had been looking forward to see some of her old friends from Seabreeze High School the night she went out.
Carly Bowie’s death comes after having begun working at her family’s flooring business.
According to wftv , Carly was last heard from around 5.15am when she called to inform her mother that she was about 10 minutes away from home.
Told Carly’s mother: ‘They were all at a friends house. It was a bunch of friends she had not seen since high school,.
‘She was a fantastic young woman,’
Adding: ‘This is a tragedy.’
— claire metz (@clairemetzwesh) December 21, 2016
Police say that Carly’s pick up truck failed to negotiate a curve before it crashed into a guardrail and bounced off the guard rail three times.
It then crossed the southbound lane and crashed over the wall of a bridge and landed in the river.
Police say the pickup truck was submerged in 10 feet of water, but the driver was not inside.
A number of agencies searched the water after the vehicle was reported to be in the river at 5.39am on Tuesday.
Investigators said conditions on the road could have made driving at that hour difficult said Keith Walker of the Ormond Beach Police Department.
Reiterated the official: ‘Visibility was real bad, and with the darkness and the fog up on North Beach Street with the way it’s set up, with the trees on both sides of the roadway, up by the park, you know visibility is a difficult.’
Police believe the pickup truck was traveling 60mph in a 35mph zone when it failed to negotiate the curve.
It’s unclear if alcohol may have played a role in the accident, as an autopsy is likely to be performed.