(Guadalupe County) -- The drivers killed in a pair of accidents last week have been identified. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers say the victims are Geneida T. Pruett, 92, of Gonzales and Hugo T. Littlefield, 80 from San Antonio. Troopers say the accident occurred at around 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in the 9500 block of Alternate US 90 near Dowdy Road.
Sgt. Deon Cockrell says Littlefield, who was driving a Mercury Grand Marquis, was traveling west when he reportedly lost control of his vehicle and swerved into oncoming traffic -- striking head on with a 2015 Chevrolet passenger vehicle being driven by Pruett.
DPS officials say they believe Littlefield lost control of his vehicle after failing to control speed while approaching traffic that was slowing for road construction.
Both Littlefield and Pruett were the only ones in their respective vehicles at the time of the crash. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.