DPS: SA woman, 22, drove wrong way on highway before causing fatal crash outside Boerne

Kendall Lauren Batchelor, 22, taken to University Hospital following June 2 wreck

Kendall Lauren Batchelor was charged with intoxication manslaughter for a June 2, 2022 crash on State Highway 46 in Kendall County that left 49-year-old David Belter dead. (BCSO/KSAT)

KENDALL COUNTY, TexasUPDATE: A 22-year-old woman is in custody after allegedly driving the wrong way during a fatal crash outside Boerne last week, according to records with the Bexar County Jail.

Kendall Lauren Batchelor was booked in San Antonio Monday night on an out-of-county warrant for a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

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BCSO jail officials said Tuesday Batchelor was booked by proxy on the felony charge. No mugshot was available, as she was undergoing surgery, a BCSO spokeswoman said.

Officials say she was driving the wrong way on State Highway 46 on Thursday night when her truck struck a sedan head-on, killing the driver, 49-year-old David Belter.

Batchelor was taken to a San Antonio hospital after the crash.

She has since been remanded without bond, and she’ll likely eventually be transferred to Kendall County.


(Original Story)

A San Antonio woman was driving the wrong way on State Highway 46 Thursday night when her truck struck a sedan head-on, killing its driver, Texas Department of Public Safety officials confirmed Monday.

Kendall Lauren Batchelor, 22, was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio following the June 2 crash, which took place outside Boerne just before 10 p.m.

The driver of the other vehicle, 49-year-old David Belter, died at the scene, a DPS spokesman confirmed.

A University Hospital spokeswoman did not respond to a text message seeking an update on Batchelor’s condition Monday afternoon.

DPS officials at the time could not say whether Batchelor has been charged in connection to the fatal wreck and that all factors contributing to it have not been determined.

Batchelor’s vehicle, an F-150 truck, was traveling west in the eastbound lane at the time of the wreck, DPS officials said.

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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined KSAT Investigates in September 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat and on the Six O'Clock News. Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.

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