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B.C. man lines up for border crossing with dead wife in car

Posted Dec 20th 2011 1:00PM

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In a story that sounds like something out of a movie, a 71-year-old British Columbia man drove about 360 kilometres with his dead wife in the car on the way home from vacation over the weekend.

The man and his 75-year-old wife were vacationing in Oregon, when the woman began having medical difficulties. Rather than seek treatment in the States, the pair decided to head home. Somewhere around Pasco, Washington, the dear old girl departed.

Obviously distraught and perhaps confused, the gent continued driving, intent on returning his wife to Oliver, B.C. It wasn't until he was about 30 km south of the border that he pressed the OnStar button and asked to speak with border authorities. Upon learning of his plight, the dispatcher convinced the man to stop at the nearby Tonasket Police Department.

"I think it was just not registering that he needed to stop. He was taking her home, probably, to deal with it up there," said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.


Police feel there was no foul play involved. The body remains in Tonasket as authorities deal with the paperwork needed to send it home.

News Source: The Wenatchee World

Image credit: Internet Movie Cars Database

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