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Family members find missing woman's car submerged in creek

Flowers' vehicle towed from the cree. (FOX19 NOW) Flowers' vehicle towed from the cree. (FOX19 NOW)
COLERAIN, OH (FOX19) -

Colerain Township Police say speed is a factor in a deadly crash that ended with a woman's vehicle upside down and submerged in a creek.

First responders found the body of Makenzie Flowers, 23, in the creek near the 6100 block of Blue Rock Road around 11:15 a.m.

Family members said Flowers had been missing since Sunday. According to a 911 call, relatives were out searching for Flowers when they followed tire tracks and discovered her car in the creek.

Flowers' vehicle drove off the roadway, became airborne and struck a tree, according to investigators. The car then flipped, fell over a retaining wall and landed in the water.

A 911 caller, who identified herself as Flowers' sister, said the 23-year-old hadn't been seen since leaving home to visit her boyfriend Sunday. 

"We were driving and my mom saw the tires. And we pulled over. And there's a car... a blue Scion," the caller said. 

Authorities discovered the car on its roof and submerged in four to five feet of water. 

It is unclear how long the car had been in the water, authorities say.

Flowers was wearing her seatbelt. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Colerain Township Police Department.

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