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Fact or Fiction: Dead body used as second person in car in HOV lane?

Posted: 1:57 PM, Jul 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-04 16:57:59-04
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(KGTV) - Did a hearse driver really use the dead body he was transporting as an excuse to use the carpool lane?

Yes.

The Nevada Highway Patrol pulled over the hearse this week on I-15 in Las Vegas.

The driver said he thought the deceased could be counted as a second person in the car.

The trooper disagreed, but let the driver off with a warning.

To be clear, you need two living people in a vehicle to use the HOV lane.