His daughter, son, and two grandchildren.
Motor Carrier Inspector Pitcher was en route to a special detail in the northwestern area of the state from his home in Pershing. He was on-duty driving an I.S.P. Ford F-250 pulling a trailer carrying brake testing equipment.
While traveling westbound on Interstate-70 in Wayne County, he lost control of his vehicle. He struck the guardrail on the right side of the roadway and then traveled back across the westbound lanes, across the median, and into the eastbound lanes. His vehicle struck an eastbound semi car carrier. Both vehicles burst into flames and the fire spread to the new vehicles being transported on the carrier.
Motor Carrier Inspector Pitcher was killed instantly. The driver of the semi was airlifted in critical condition to an Indianapolis hospital.
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