Robert Earl Clevenger
Indiana State Police
Tuesday, September 8, 1953

Age: 22
Served: 1 year
Badge #:
Panel 12W, Line 1
Panel L16, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, September 8, 1953
02:20 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Near Straughn
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City

   Trooper Robert Clevenger was killed in a single-vehicle accident while in pursuit of a traffic violator on a graveled road three miles south of New Castle near Straughn.

   He observed a motorist commit a traffic violation at an intersection in Cambridge City and began pursuing the vehicle. The 13-mile chase led to a T-intersection and due to the dust created by the violator's vehicle, Trooper Clevenger was unable to see the embankment ahead and struck it head-on.

   Investigators found the license plate number of the pursued vehicle in Trooper Clevenger's squad car and apprehended the 26-year-old man, who was a parolee from Pennsylvania, later that day.

   Trooper Clevenger, from Centerville, was assigned to the Connersville post. He was survived by his wife and parents.

Military Service

United States Marine Corps Reserve
World War II

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