Harold E. Klinkefus #119
May 18, 1949

Patrolman Klinkefus was westbound on US-34 four miles east of Red Oak.  An eastbound car turned off onto a side road and a fully loaded semi-trailer truck had to slow in a hurry to avoid the turning car in front of it.  The rig jack-knifed and went out of control, crashing into the side and top of the patrol car.  Klinkefus was thrown clear of the wreckage but landed on a fence.  He died within minutes.