Decedent's life was insured by the defendant company, a clause in the by-laws of which, incorporated in the policy by reference, excepted liability where death occurred in consequence of a violation of law. Decedent and two companions had committed the crime of auto banditry, and police officers, with warrants for their arrest, surprised them in possession of the stolen car, killing the decedent who sat armed with a rifle in the rear seat as the car drove away. Held, the policy covered the death of the insured, including additional payment for accidental death. Ben Hur Life Association v. Cox, (Ind. App. 1932) 181 N. E. 528.

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