Ormond Beach, FL-Update: Police in Ormond Beach confirm that the woman’s body found in the Tomoka River Wednesday is 21-year-old Carly Bowie. The discovery comes after a search was launched when a pickup truck was found submerged in the river after it crashed on N. Beach near Tomoka State Park. No one was in the vehicle and the search was launched Tuesday. Tuesday was Bowie’s 21st birthday.
In Ormond Beach, police are sorting out the case of a pickup truck found totally submerged in the Intracoastal Waterway Tuesday with no one inside. The call came in to police just before 5:40 AM Tuesday.
At 3:19 PM today police say a body was recovered from the river. Identification was pending notice to next of kin.
A search had been going on in the Tomoka River in the area where the submerged vehicle was found.
The police report says the owner of the vehicle is Irvin Scott Bowie of Salina Lane in Ormond Beach. Media outlets are reporting that the Bowie family says the truck was being driven by 20-year-old Carly Bowie.
The vehicle had apparently been speeding before it ended up in the water in the 2000 block of North Beach Street near the intersection of Pine Tree Drive. The police report says the 2016 Chevy truck was going an estimated 60 MPH in an area posted for 35 MPH before the crash.
The report says it appears the vehicle was northbound and bounced off the guardrail three times, then crossed over to the southbound lanes and crashed into bridge wall, going over it and into the river. The vehicle was found in 10 feet of water and towed from the scene.
The Ormond Beach Police Department, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Coast Gaurd are all involved in the investigation.
Police say some personal items were recovered from the vehicle.
The crash scene is near Tomoka State Park.
Photo from Bowie family
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