STONELICK TWP., Ohio - A Clermont County woman reported missing more than three weeks ago is dead after wrecking her car on State Route 131.
It was about 11:30 p.m. Friday when troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol found the body of Rachel E. Carrello, 42, along a stretch of S.R. 131 near State Route 727 in Stonelick Township.
Investigators believe the Newtownsville resident was traveling west when she lost control of her 1997 Ford Taurus and traveled off the left side of the road. The car then struck a guardrail and went airborne, coming to a rest in a tree line several feet from the road.
It's not clear when the wreck took place.
Sgt. Christina Hayes with OSP says Carrello was driving in a curved part of the roadway when she wrecked but a crash reconstruction team is still working to determine what caused her to lose control of her vehicle.
Investigators are waiting on the toxicology report from the coroner's officer to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role, Hayes said.
Carrello's family reported her missing to the Clermont County Sheriff's Office earlier this month. No one had seen her since August 7.
The "Find Racehel Carrello" Facebook page posted a message Saturday afternoon, thanking "everyone for your support during these hard times. Rest in peace Rachel." The page received several hundred "likes" and comments since the woman went missing.
It's unclear what led up to Carrello's disappearance.