Cops Find Dead Passenger During Traffic Stop William Tracy was pulled over for a vehicle defect, but got in trouble for a lot more By Sarah Whitmire, Newser Staff Posted Jul 15, 2011 1:34 PM CDT 1 comment Comments Ohio troopers made an unusual traffic stop. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – It started out as a regular traffic stop, but then Ohio troopers found a dead man in the passenger seat. The 42-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the 47-year-old driver was charged with drunken driving. Police don't suspect foul play, reports the Toledo Blade. The men were friends, and the death looks to be an accidental drug overdose. He may have been dead for hours before police stopped the truck.