Quebec family drives to Canadian border with man’s body in minivan after he dies on Florida trip

A family from Quebec, Canada, was driving back home from a trip to Florida when one of them died.

But instead of alerting authorities or bringing the man’s body to a hospital, his wife and son continued driving north to the Canadian border because they didn’t want to deal with the steep costs associated with the U.S. medical system, according to media reports.

Fernand Drapeau, of Ormstown, Quebec, was aged 88 and appeared to have died of a heart attack on the drive home from the Sunshine State at the end of March, the National Post reported.

It wasn’t clear where in Florida the family had spent their vacation.

Canadian border officers stopped and searched the vehicle and the dead man’s family members were interviewed by provincial police in Quebec and released.

According to media reports, no charges had been filed in the case but officials were to make a decision about whether to prosecute or not after the investigation is complete.