(ROCKDALE) Two people are dead and a woman is in the hospital after a major head-on crash Wednesday outside Rockdale.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper John Roberts, troopers were called to the scene of a grinding 2-vehicle, head-on crash about 1PM Wednesday. Roberts said the wreck occurred about a quarter-mile west of Rockdale when a westbound Ford van crossed the center line and struck an eastbound Dodge truck hauling a travel trailer. The driver of the truck, 65-year-old Steven Pate of Illinois, and the driver of the van, 68-year-old Floyd Givens of Pflugerville, were both pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the pickup, 69-year-old Jean Pate of Illinois, sustained injuries and was transported to a Temple hospital. There was no update on her condition. No charges are pending at this time and the investigation continues.