Body Falls Out of Coroner Van Onto Busy Olympia Intersection
A dead body fell out the back of a coroner van onto a busy intersecton in Olympia and the driver did not notice. The coroner had just responded to a death at a home around 12:30 and was headed back according to news reports. Sometime during the drive, the back doors swung open and two gurneys rolled out. One of them was carrying the deceased body.
The gurneys tipped over in the middle of the intersection but nearby police officers were able to divert traffic. They called the coroners office and they said they did not notice that they were missing any gurneys and sent the van back to the scene to pick up the body and gurneys. The coroners office is now investigating.