A fatal accident that happened Monday afternoon was discovered Tuesday in Whitwell.

Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened around 1:30 p.m. Monday on Mount Olive Road (State Highway 108).

Sixty-two-year-old Linda Holcomb was driving her vehicle south when she veered off to the right shoulder of the road.  Holcomb lost control of her vehicle and crossed over to the other side and went down a steep embankment where she suffered fatal injuries.  She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Holcomb's family had reported her missing Monday afternoon.   The wreck was discovered roughly 24-hours later.

Officials believe the cause of the accident may have been related to health issues.