• The Reichle family, from left, Philip, Caleb, Jennifer and Nathan in photo posted on the meal train website. The site was started by Ambleside of Fredericksburg school administrators and parents to help manage the support from the Fredericksburg community. — Submitted photo

Fredericksburg family recovering from fatal traffic accident on Saturday

A Fredericksburg family of four is recovering from a fatal head-on collision on Texas 16 South that killed a 17-year-old Kerrville woman on Saturday, June 25.

Jennifer, Philip, Caleb and Nathaniel Reichle sustained serious injuries in the accident on “Dead Man’s Curve” on Texas 16 South, according to Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

Troopers were called to investigate the collision at 8:57 p.m. Saturday, June 25, according to reports.

Laura Katherine Burton, 17, was the passenger in a Hyundai Elantra, driven by Garrette Bingham, 17. Both were Tivy High School students, according to funeral home memorials.

Burton was transported to Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, where she expired, according an HCM spokesperson. Bingham was treated at the scene, according to DPS reports.

Troopers said the Elantra was traveling southbound on Texas 16 when it lost control and went into a right slide into the northbound lane of traffic. It was raining and the road conditions were wet.

The driver in the Ford Explorer, Jennifer Reichle, attempted to veer left to avoid a collision and struck the Elantra on the passenger side.

Reichle, her husband, Philip and sons Caleb and Nathaniel were transported to University Medical Center in San Antonio, according to Philip Reichle.

The crash is still under investigation, according to DPS troopers.

To help the Reichle family visit: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/39o6vy

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