Missing woman found dead in car in ditch along busy local highway

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BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) Family members Friday afternoon found a Belton woman who had been missing for three days in her car in a ditch on the side of eastbound U.S. 190/Interstate 14 near the Stillhouse Hollow Park exit between Nolanville and Belton.

Delettra Whittman 51, failed to show up for work late Tuesday afternoon.

She was reported missing on Wednesday

Family members found her early Friday afternoon.

Department of Public Safety troopers responded at around 2:15 p.m.

They determined that Whittman had lost control of her 2008 Chrysler 300, which went off the highway, struck a tree and fell into a ravine.

Authorities expected the eastbound side of the highway to be blocked for several hours.