Marianne Clemons, Pamela Cross Fatal Crash Highway 132 in Modesto

 Marianne Clemons, Pamela Cross Fatal Crash Highway 132 in Modesto

Rosa Clavel Among 3 Killed; Driver Arrested DUI

MODESTO, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2023) — Sisters, Marianne Clemons, 67, of Patterson and Pamela Cross, 64, of Modesto, were among three people killed in a crash Sept. 28th on Highway 132, also known as Maze Boulevard in Modesto.

A third woman, Rosa Clavel, 44, of Modesto, also died in the crash. She was riding as a passenger in a 2010 Lexus RX350 whose driver was allegedly speeding when the vehicle crashed head-on into the Hyundai occupied by the two sisters.

Wyatt Ervin Gordon, 49, who was driving the Lexus, reportedly swerved to the left and entered the westbound lane and hit the other vehicle. He survived the crash and the other three died.

The collision occurred at around 7:25 a.m. on Sept. 28th just west of Paradise Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials reported the Lexus landed in a field and overturned.

Paramedics responded to the scene to help those injured in the crash. Sadly, the three women died following the accident.

Driver Faces DUI and Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

The CHP reported that Wyatt Gordon was the only survivor of the crash.

Later, he was arrested and charged with three counts of felony manslaughter with gross negligence and three felony counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury.

Wyatt plead not guilty to all charges and is being held in the Public Safety Center, in lieu of $600,000 bail, the Modesto Bee reports.

Anyone with information pertinent to our above inquiry are encouraged to contact Officer Mitchell at the Modesto CHP – (209) 545-7440.

The family members of Marianne Clemons and Pamela Cross have a Gofundme page to help raise money for their funerals.

Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, Johnson Attorneys Group hopes this news information is timely and helpful. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any information, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 as soon as possible. Our personal injury law firm is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Source: CHP Incident: 00073

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