Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, Indiana) 15 June 1955
human Elderly Man Buried Under Hot Asphalt CINCINNATI, Ohio CUP) -- An elderly man sunning himself on .a bench at the Cincinnati zoo was 'buried beneath more than seven tons of hot blacktop Tuesday when a runaway truck overturned. The victim was identified from personal papers as Fred Frideger, 85; of Wapakoneta, Ohio. He was in critical condition from burns' over his entire body, a compound 'leg fracture and shock. Joseph D. Clark, the truck driver, driver, told police his brakes failed and he swerved off the street Into the wide zoo sidewalk entrance in an attempt to miss other autoi and people. But the careening truck overturned, overturned, spewing its load completely completely over Frideger. Two 13-year-old' boys were sitting on the bench next to the victim. They said they barely leaped to'''safety in time. STRANGLES ON FALSE TEETH GALENA, Md. (UP) -- George Hillderg, 62, Brocton, Mass., strangled when a coughing spell caused him to swallow his false teeth.