Camp owner indicted in wreck

Written by Andrew Traub

May 6, 2009

Lynda Mescher, the owner of a Spicewood horse camp, was indicted by a Burnet County grand jury Tuesday on manslaughter and injury to a child charges in connection with a January incident in which a pickup she was driving rolled over and killed an 11-year-old-girl.

Mescher, 47, was carrying Brianna Plehn of Briarcliff along with five other children in the bed of her pickup when it rolled over at the Grelle Recreation Area on Lake Travis in Burnet County.  Brianna was pronounved dead at the scene.  The other children and Mescher were injured and taken to the area hospital.  Also seriously injured was Megan Proctor, 11, according to the arrest affidavit.

Mescher runs Silver’s Trails, a hors-riding ranch in Spicewood where Brianna was attending a weekend camping trip.  Her 8-year-old brother, Dylan, was also in the truck.

It is illegal in most circumstances to allow people younger than 18 to ride in the bed of a pickup.

There is no evidence to suggest Mescher was intoxicated or speeding when the wreck occured.

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  1. babybroken

    oh good God you know all the kids had no shoes left and the little girl right of face was gone and one colapse lung and others injured and she was not speeding go tell that to someone stupid like herself she know she was speeding she told the kids she was going to floor it and she did she lost control because why, stupid woman how can you get up and live with yourself turn youself in you coward how in the world can you even live you need to serve time in prison for a long long time and you will and you will pay for it when you leave this world. I cannot believe she has no remorse never even called to say she is sorry to no one only to offter free horses if the girls came back to her camp so she will have a leg to stand on at court.. lynda mescher you murder a child!!!!

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