Two killed in head-on on U.S. 183

   A grandfather reportedly here to help his son harvest wheat and a 2008 graduate of Clinton High School were killed in a violent head-on auto crash late Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 183 two miles north of Arapaho.

   The dead are Gary Leon Cordes, 60, a former Clinton resident who had lived the past 11 years in Minot, N.D., and Shaun Derek Elston, 24, the 2008 graduate of CHS who was still residing here.

   Both were pronounced dead of massive injuries at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 4:50 p.m. Friday on a fairly open stretch of highway a short distance north of a picnic area left when the roadway was redone a number of years ago.

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