Family: Missing woman found dead in car after being involved in car accident

Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-25 18:16:06-05

A woman from Belton who was reported missing by her family has been found dead after being involved in a car accident in Nolanville on Friday. 

The family of 51-year-old Delettra Whitman said a search party found her in her vehicle. 

The Texas Department of Public Saftey said troopers were notified of a vehicle accident on I-14 eastbound around 2:16 p.m in the Nolanville Hill area near Dogridge Rd. 

DPS said Whittman was driving a 2008 Chrysler 300 when she lost control, ran off the roadway, struck a tree and fell down into a ravine. 

Whittman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Whittman had been reported missing after leaving Nolanville last Wednesday and never arriving at her destination in Belton. 

A family member found the crashed vehicle today and notified the authorities.

The eastbound side of the roadway is still currently blocked for the removal of the crashed vehicle. 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with the funeral expenses.

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