Breaking News: Woman dies, three survive head-on accident Tuesday
A 42-year-old Kerrville woman died and a three-year-old girl survived a head-on collision, in which icy conditions contributed, and two others were injured around 8:55 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, about six miles south of Fredericksburg on Texas Highway 16.
Tamara Pfiester Pate of Kerrville was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m. at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg by Dr. Todd Bell, according to Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper J.C. Spillman, who investigated.
Three-year-old Chloe Sage Pate was listed in stable condition at Hill Country Memorial Hospital later in the day, the DPS report said.
They were traveling southbound in a 2000 Toyota 4Runner on the Kerrville highway, when the vehicle reached an ice-covered part of the roadway, causing Pate to lose control of her vehicle, Spillman said.
The Toyota 4Runner spun into the northbound lane, at which point its passenger side was struck by the front of a northbound, oncoming 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Ruby Ortiz Perez, 28, of Fredericksburg.
Perez was transported to University Hospital in San Antonio and was at last report listed in “critical condition,” the DPS report said.
Traveling as Perez’s passenger was Arely Altamirano Riva, 21, who was transported in “stable condition” to Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg for treatment of minor injuries at the time the DPS teletype went out to law enforcement agencies around the area.