GALLIPOLIS FERRY — A second fatal traffic accident in less than a week has occurred in Mason County, claiming the life of a Gallipolis Ferry man.
According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, early Monday morning, Wendell E. Jordan, 33, was driving a 2000 Chevy Impala southbound on W.Va. 2 when he ran off the right side of the roadway. Jordan then steered the car back onto the road and lost control of the vehicle, sliding sideways on the wet pavement until he crossed the center line and went under a northbound tractor trailer.
The tractor trailer was operated by Ronald D. Farley, 48, Barboursville who was uninjured. An infant passenger in Jordan’s vehicle was treated for minor injuries at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Agencies assisting the sheriff’s department at the scene included personnel from Mason County EMS and the Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department.
These same agencies responded to the scene of a fatal crash on the Silver Memorial Bridge last Wednesday, when a passenger vehicle made contact with two tractor trailers, resulting in the death of Ashley Morris, 21, Mason. The sheriff’s department is also investigating this accident.
Jordan’s obituary appears inside Tuesday’s Point Pleasant Register.