08/13/2007

Ind. patrolman dies from crash during pursuit

By Danielle Braff
The Indiana Post-Tribune
Officer Down: Officer Benjamin Wilcher

GARY, Ind. A 28-year-old police officer died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a car accident after he crashed into another police car during a chase.

Patrolman Benjamin Wilcher was chasing a suspect late Saturday, when his vehicle collided with one driven by Patrolman Arthur Lemme at 35th Avenue and Virginia Street in Gary.

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