Two gurneys, including one that was occupied by a deceased person, fell out of the back of a coroner’s van and into traffic Monday afternoon in Olympia, police say.
The van was on its way back to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office just before 12:30 p.m. after responding to a home death.
Olympia - Police - Lt - Paul - Lower
Olympia Police Lt. Paul Lower said the two gurneys fell out of the back of the van at the intersection of Martin Way East and Phoenix Street Southeast.
The gurney occupied by the deceased person was found in the middle of the intersection, while the second gurney rolled down Phoenix Street Southeast and was found in a parking lot near Pacific Avenue Southeast.