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VIDEO: Funeral home worker hauling body caught in Nevada HOV lane

Posted at 4:36 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 12:10:55-04

Only living passengers qualify for HOV lane use, apparently.

CNN reports a Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a solo driver traveling in the HOV lane on I-15 Monday.

The vehicle was a Chrysler minivan that the trooper later discovered to be equipped like a hearse.

After giving the trooper his registration paperwork, he handed him a pamphlet for the funeral home he worked for, and asked if the deceased person counted as a passenger.

Sure enough, the trooper saw a gurney with a body inside.

The trooper laughed and told him, no — deceased people do not count as carpooling passengers. According to CNN, mannequins and pets do not count either.

The driver was let off with a warning.