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The Independent Record (Helena, Montana) 9 July 1954, Page 17
traffic and Miles City Man Dies as Hearse Strikes Bridge Miles City--/P)--Fred W. Bitle, 70, a Miles City mortician, was killed Thursday when a hearse which he was bringing a body a mortuary here smashed into a bridge and tu r ned o er into a coulee. The death brought Montana's 1954 rep rted highwa fatality total total to 82 compared with 11? a