• February 16, 2017

Steven Pate, Floyd Givens Killed, Jean Pate Injured in Rockdale, TX, Accident

Rockdale, TX -- February 15, 2017, Steven Pate and Floyd Givens were killed, Jean Pate was injured, following an accident between a pickup and a van.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the fatal crash occurred around 1:00 p.m. on the western end of Rockdale.

According to their preliminary investigations, 65-year-old Steven and 69-year-old Jean Pate were traveling eastbound on Highway 79. They were in a pickup that was hauling a travel trailer. In the westbound lanes was 68-year-old Givens who as driving a Ford van.

Authorities report that the Ford van somehow drifted out of it's traffic lane into oncoming traffic. As a result, it crashed head-on with the pickup.

As a result of the collision, both drivers, Givens and Steven Pate, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Jean Pate was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital with unspecified injuries.

At this time, police have not determined exactly what factors contributed to the crash. They say the accident remains under investigation.

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