River Search for Carri Michalski Ends

By Lindsay Nielsen

June 5, 2011 Updated Jun 5, 2011 at 8:09 PM EDT

Town of Fenton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After nearly three weeks of searching for a Binghamton woman, a victim of a fatal car crash, the search is over.

Broome County Sheriff's Deputies confirm the body of Carri Michalski was found Sunday afternoon in the Chenango River under the Route 12A bridge.

The body of 39 year-old Carri Michalski was spotted Sunday by her family who then alerted Broome County Sheriff's Office.

Michalski was one of the passengers in a Ford Explorer that crashed into the river off of Interstate 88 West, killing two other passengers.

Jaclyn Wesley, 23, is the only survivor.

Rescue teams and divers searched the Chenango River multiple times with no success.

Michalski's family says they have searched for her everyday since the crash and today she lead them to her.

Family members were walking along the river when they found her body.

Family and friends looked on as Broome County Sheriff's and rescue teams worked together to get the body out of the river.

"There's relief in finding her definitely, we can begin to mourn now and know that we can put her to rest and you know there's a lot of people that love her she has a lot of friends and family, and we just know that she's not there anymore," says Michalski's sister, Beth Moore.

Michalski leaves behind three daughters and one son.

The Broome County Sheriff's Office, the Broome County Dive Team, the New York State Forrest Rangers and the Chenango Bridge Fire Department all aided in the recovery of the body.

The Broome County Sheriff's have identified the body as Carri Michalski.

The car crash is still under investigation.