Man Drives With Dead Wife for 225 Miles

Elderly woman died on trip from Oregon to British Columbia

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 19, 2011 6:38 PM CST

(Newser) – In a sad story from Oregon, a 71-year-old man had his wife die in the car beside him as they were driving home to Canada. Unsure what to do, he drove for 225 miles until he was close to the Canadian border, then got out and made a phone call for help. “I think it was just not registering that he needed to stop," said the police chief in Tonasket, Oregon, where the unidentified husband made the call.

"He was taking her home, probably, to deal with it up there." The police chief said authorities found nothing suspicious in the death of the 75-year-old woman, who had a medical condition. Now the husband is waiting for a permit to have his wife's body taken across the border to his home in British Columbia, The Wenatchee World reports.

An unidentified man drove his dead wife 225 miles before stopping for help.
An unidentified man drove his dead wife 225 miles before stopping for help.   (Shutterstock)
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