The Captain of the Austin EMS died in a head-on traffic collision on 290 East, near the city limits of Fredericksburg, around 9 o’clock Saturday morning.
Captain Randy Trinkle struck another car near a construction site as he headed home to Fredericksburg after working an overnight shift as an EMS.
Trinkle was transported to Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, where he was pronounced dead. Trinkle was 46.
In a press release, the EMS said Capt. Trinkle was a paramedic and a 15-year veteran of Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services. He served in many capacities, most recently as a training officer and member of the Special Operations Team and Texas Task Force. He also worked occasionally with the Fredericksburg EMS.
“He was a good and faithful servant. I think that’s what it takes to do this job over and over and give like he did every day like he did,” said Ernesto Rodriquez, Austin-Travis County EMS Director and Chief.
Fredericksburg police said that the accident was under investigation. No additional information was provided.
Funeral arrangements were pending. Trinkle is survived by two children.