Driver found with corpse on wrong side of highway

Driver found with corpse on wrong side of highway
Yes, we know Route 66 is no longer maintained as a federal highway. But there isn't one more iconic. Pixabay

[Ed. – What’s the right side of the highway for a corpse to be on?]

A man who was stopped for driving on the wrong side of the road in Catalonia was found to have a dead body in the front passenger seat.

Police made the grim discovery after the 66-year-old suddenly turned around at the checkpoint between Spain and France.

Investigators believe the deceased, an 88-year-old man, had been dead for about three weeks.

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They say the driver may have been taking him home to Switzerland.

The body, believed to be the driver’s partner, had started to decompose. It was covered with a blanket and was wearing a seatbelt, reports Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.

An autopsy will be carried out on Friday to determine how he died, although investigators say there is no evidence of criminality, the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police) tweeted.

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