Services Scheduled For Local Hit-And-Run Victim

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BELL COUNTY (February 25, 2014) A funeral service for Stephanie Michelle Donovan, 38, the Little-River Academy area woman who was killed Friday night in a hit-and-run accident on a Bell County highway, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Academy.

(Photo by Jacob Garcia)

Burial will follow at Reeds Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home at 3110 Airport Rd in Temple.

Donovan was a Temple native who graduated from Rogers High School in 1992 and worked as an account clerk for 14 years at Don Ringler Chevrolet.

Meanwhile Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety continued to search for the car that was involved in the deadly accident, which happened at around 7:15 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 190 near the Bell County community of Heidenheimer.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Harpin Myers said investigators have determined from debris recovered at the scene that the vehicle was a 2011-2014 Ford Fiesta that could be dark colored.

Myers said investigators were working on getting video from gas stations in the area to see if they could identify the vehicle that was involved in the deadly accident.

Investigators were also alerting wrecking yards and body shops to be on the lookout for a Ford Fiesta with front-end damage.

The DPS asked that anyone who sees a Fiesta with extensive front-end damage or who has any information about the driver or the accident to call the Bell County Sheriff's Office at (254) 933-5412.

Donovan was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, troopers said.

She got out of the vehicle for an unknown reason and was crossing the highway when a pickup truck struck her.

The driver of the Fiesta did not stop, authorities said.

Investigators don't know whether the driver saw the woman.

Donovan’s two sons attend Little River-Academy schools.

Counselors were available to students Monday, Superintendent Kevin Sprinkles said.