Corpus Christi Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred Friday at approximately 6:48 a.m. on U.S. 281 approximately three miles south of Premont in Jim Wells County.
Preliminary investigation revealed a gray 2015 Hyundai Sonata, occupied by two individuals, was traveling southbound on U.S. 281.
A 2013 white Cub Cadet utility truck was traveling southbound on U.S. 281 with one occupant when the utility truck was struck from behind by the driver of the Hyundai Sonata.
Guillermo Ortiz, 24, of Edinburg, Texas was the passenger of the Hyundai Sonata. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
37-year-old Guadalupe Valerio Cavazos of Monte Alto, Texas was the driver of the Hyundai Sonata.
He was pronounced dead at Christus Spohn Alice Hospital.
The driver of Cub Cadet Utility truck was not transported to the hospital.
Troopers are further investigating the crash at this time.