source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, June 17, 1954 - page 1, columns 3-4:
NORTH SALEM TODDLER INJURED FATALLY BY CAR SATURDAY
Robert Edward Shimer, 1-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren C. Shimer of near North Salem, died Saturday evening in the Crawfordsville Hospital an hour and a half after he was run over by an automobile.
The Shimers were visiting at the Russell Rankin home as were Mrs. Gladys C. Callaway and son.
Russell Ray Callaway, age 19, driving a 1953 Chevrolet owned by his mother, started to pull from the driveway at the Rankin home when he felt a slight bump under the tire. On investigating he found the body of the Shimer child. Apparently the child had wandered into the driveway unnoticed.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis with burial in Floral Park Cemetery.
Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Mary Jane and Carol Ann; two brothers, Harry H. and Sgt. Loren Joseph Shimer, and the paternal grandfather, Joseph Shimer.
Sheriff Porter Money investigated the accident.