Motor Carrier Inspector Robert E. Pitcher

Photo of Motor Carrier Inspector Robert E. Pitcher
End of Watch: Sun, Sep 26th, 2010
Date of Incident: Sun, Sep 26th, 2010
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident
Service Time: 22 years
Age: 64

Survivors

His daughter, son, and two grandchildren.

Incident

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.

Agency

Indiana State Police Patch
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 232-8250

Tributes

There are 31 tributes for Motor Carrier Inspector Robert E. Pitcher.

Motor Carrier Inspector Robert E. Pitcher
Left by Chief Kevin R. Booth on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

May the Lord be with this family thru these tough times, God Bless the family