Loren Hidbrader, 60, Center township
farmer, a truck driver of the Posey county Highway Department and a Democratic party worker, died at the wheel of his auto from a heart
attack at last night.
The fatality occurred on Wadesville-Oliver highway 2 1⁄2
miles north of Oliver.
Riding with Hidbrader in his auto was
his wife, nee Carmen Lewis, She was unhurt when the auto rolled up an
embankment along the road and turned over on its side.
An autopsy performed at Werry Funeral
Home in Poseyville late last night by Dr. William B. Challman, Mt.Vernon, revealed death
to have been caused by a chronic heart condition for which the deceased was
receiving medical treatment. ActingCounty Coroner James H. Tygart, Mt.Vernon said this morning his verdict will be in
accordance with the filing of the autopsy.
Friends of the deceased may call at Werry
Funeral Home after today. Elder Leo Doo, Eldorado, Ill., of the PrimitiveBaptistChurch, will conduct the funeral service at Monday in Werry
chapel. Burial will be in Laurel Hill cemetery at Wadesville.
Surviving in addition to the wife, are two sons, Merle,
Wadesville, and Kenneth, Poseyville, and a brother,
Ralph, a New
the deceased was a representative of two prominent Center
township families. His parents were A.C. Hidbrader
and Elizabeth MoyeHidbrader.
The tragedy victim was at work yesterday
as a truck operator of the highway department although he complained of not
feeling well, his wife said. After supper he and his wife drove to the
home of Mrs. Pauline Parker near Oliver to hire a son of Mrs. Parker to scoop
her husband was losing control of the slowly moving auto, Mrs. Hidbrader told Sheriff Edmond E. Rutledge and Deputy
Sheriff Malcom E Buchanan, who investigated the mishap, that she cautioned: "Loren, you've going to run
into the ditch." He made no reply and 20 feet farther down the road
the auto left the highway, rolled up a roadside embankment and turned over on
its side. John DeFur, a telephone worker
driving the Wadesville-Oliver highway, arrived on the scene seconds later.