BREAKING: Clarendon couple dies in two-vehicle accident
A two-vehicle accident near Pampa resulted in the deaths of two Clarendon people Thursday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
At approximately 9:05 a.m., Courtney Dewayne Scales, 35, of Dallas, Texas was driving a 2005 Volvo Truck Tractor towing a 2008 Kentucky semi-trailer traveling southbound down a steep incline on SH 70, approximately 6 miles south of Pampa. Scales was traveling at a speed that was unsafe for the conditions of the roadway and lost control. The truck and trailer slid sideways traveling across both north and southbound lanes, and into the path of a 2013 Hyundai passenger car. The Hyundai, which was traveling northbound, and driven by Jerry Wayne Gordon, 51, of Clarendon, Texas, was then struck by the Kentucky Trailer.
Gordon and passenger, Colette Pavelka Gordon, 50, of Clarendon were both pronounced dead at the scene by Gray County Justice of the Peace, Kurt Curfman. Both the driver and the passenger were wearing their seat-belts. Scales was transported to the Pampa Regional Medical Center with a possible injury.
The road conditions were wet due to the rain and no other vehicles were involved.