Circumstances of Death
Prohibition Agents Levi Trexler and L. C. Felts were patrolling the roadways around Rockingham County, NC, for liquor transporters. They observed a suspicious vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and began a pursuit. The chase continued for many miles and as the government car rounded a curve in the road they lost control, the car went into a spin and overturned. Agent Trexler suffered a crushed skull and died at the scene. Agent Felts suffered a broken shoulder and several bruises. The identity of the suspect vehicle was never determined.
Agent Trexler joined the Prohibition Unit on March 1922, with an annual salary of $1,500. He carried badge #1420.
Agent Trexler was born in Gold Hill, NC. He was survived by his wife, Sarah and their daughter, Margaret.