Kathy Bucko Killed; Meghan Reichert Injured in Accident at US 69 in Hunt County, TX

October 26, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Kathy Bucko, Meghan Reichert
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 69, Tyler, Hunt County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Kia Sportage, Chevrolet Traverse
US 69
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Kia Sportage and a Chevrolet Traverse were involved in a crash

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person involved at US 69 in Hunt County, TX on October 26th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 7:13 p.m. According to investigators, a Kia Sportage was southbound on Hwy 69. At the same time, a Chevrolet Traverse, operated by 31-year-old Meghan Reichert, was headed northbound. For reasons that have not been confirmed, authorities allege the Kia veered into a northbound lane before colliding with the Chevrolet. The collision left the Kia operator, identified as 61-year-old Kathy Bucko, fatally injured. Reichert had serious injuries, police say. Additional information was not available.

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