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Family of rural carrier killed in accident: It really threw us for a loop

DeKalb County fire Capt. Eric Jackson said Allen’s vehicle careened off the road, down a short hillside and into another tree. The impact from the falling tree likely caused the postal worker’s death, Jackson said. Wind likely contributed to knocking the tree down, Jackson said, but the snow and ice that blanketed metro Atlanta earlier … Read more

Postal worker killed after tree hits vehicle at GA golf course

A postal worker was killed Saturday after a tree fell onto his vehicle at a DeKalb County golf course. DeKalb County fire Capt. Eric Jackson said the male postal worker was driving on the premises of Lithonia’s Mystery Valley Golf Club when, around 12:30 p.m., a tree “that appeared to be in poor health” fell … Read more

U.S. Rural Carrier Killed On The Job In Western Kentucky 

A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was killed in a crash in western Kentucky Monday. Kentucky State Police say Paula Brown, 50, was stopped on the shoulder of US-62 outside Princeton in Caldwell County delivering mail when a Chevy Tahoe crashed into her Jeep. EMS took Brown to Caldwell County Medical Center where she was … Read more

Mail carrier dies when lightning rips tree down on truck

A 43-year-old postal worker died on her route Saturday when a lightning strike ripped a tree on a North Carolina congressman’s property down on top of her mail truck, officials said. The tree smashed her vehicle and pinned her inside as a storm moved through the area at about 4:45 p.m. in Denver, around 30 … Read more

Georgia Rural Carrier murdered by husband

A Floyd County man has been charged with the death of one woman and serious injury of another following a report of multiple shots fired at a home on Fosters Mill Road Thursday night. Dewayne David Tanner, 45, has been charged with murder, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault and possession … Read more

Remembering a mother, sister and postal worker

“We never called each other by our first names. We always called each other sister. It was always hi sister, bye sister, I love you sister. I’m really going to miss that,” said the victim’s sister-in-law Allison Babcock.Allison Babcock says she’ll always remember her sister-in-law Trisha Palmer’s smile.A spokesperson for the United States Postal Service says the 35-year old woman was killed when she ran a stop sign and hit a dump truck. It happened on Township Road 3 near County Road L in Richfield Township.There are the skid marks from the dump truck. It appears the driver tried to stop. Glass liters the side of the road. The truck driver 47-year old Jeffery Halliwill was taken to a local hospitalPalmer was thrown from her mail truck. A cross and flower with her name on it sits in a grassy area where the accident happened. The victim’s brother is devastated.”It hurts him and I know it does. It breaks his heart that he’s not going to get to see his sister again,” said Babcock.

Source: Remembering a mother, sister and postal worker

Postal driver (RCA) killed in Henry County crash

A Swanton woman was killed Tuesday when the U.S. postal vehicle she drove collided with a dump truck in Henry County’s Richfield Township, sheriff’s deputies said. Trisha Palmer, 35, was northbound on Township Road 3 about 10:30 a.m. and did not stop for a stop sign at County Road L, colliding with the westbound dump … Read more

Co-workers, friends remember postal worker (RCA) killed in crash 

Co-workers and friends of a Greenfield Post Office employee are remembering her after she was killed Sunday afternoon while delivering packages.A spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service confirms that Melinda Thompson of Spiceland was killed in an accident involving a postal delivery vehicle.Mary Dando of the Postal Service said, “Our hearts and prayers go out to the employee’s family.”Dando went on to say the accident is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service.The vehicle accident happened around noon on Shelby County Road 900 North when it appears the vehicle went off the road, Thompson over corrected and then it flipped over.Overwhelming sadness could be felt at her workplace, Monday, were co-worker and friend Debra Shively said she was shocked when she heard about her death.“You’re used to seeing her here and she’s a hard worker and she was just fun to be around and to work with and everything, so it’s just going to be hard,” said Shively.

Source: Co-workers, friends remember postal worker killed in Shelby County crash | Fox 59

Rural carrier RCA killed in wreck in Oklahoma

A rural route mail carrier was killed in a two-vehicle wreck near Union Valley Tuesday morning. The wreck occurred at 8:56 a.m. at the intersection of state Highway 3 and County Road 3610. Debra Godbey, 59, of Ada was delivering mail in her vehicle and driving south on CR 3610 when she failed to yield … Read more

Another rural carrier dies in accident on the route

Portage resident Jessica D. Halverson, 22, died Monday after her vehicle rolled over and crashed on Old Highway U in the town of Caledonia, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Halverson was driving a 2001 Chevy Blazer from the right front passenger seat as part of her employment as a rural route delivery person … Read more

RCA rural carrier dies in Illinois crash

Will County authorities say a U.S. Postal Service driver has been killed in a crash southwest of Chicago. The county coroner’s office said 48-year-old Daniel McGuire of Channahon died Thursday. A Will County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman says McGuire drove his mail truck off a road and onto the shoulder before crossing the center line and … Read more

Oklahoma rural carrier killed while delivering mail

A Ponca City rural mail carrier died of massive injuries at the scene of a two-vehicle collision Tuesday about two miles northwest of Ponca City. Two Ponca City men are also injured in the rural area wreck which happened at 12:57 p.m. in the unmarked intersection at West Tower Road and South W Street. Brandi … Read more

NRLCA Saddened by Carrier Shooting in Landover, MD

The NRLCA expresses its sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of our fellow Postal employee, Tyson Barnette, who was killed this past weekend.  Mr. Barnette, a City Letter Carrier was gunned down while delivering mail in Landover, MD, a suburb of Washington D.C., on the evening of November 23.  He was 26 years … Read more

Funeral procession for slain Rural Carrier Marie Youngblood

Over 700 friends, family and co-workers attended the funeral service for Marie Youngblood, the Rural Mail Carrier from Shepherd that was gunned down May 17th as she delivered mail on her route. Her vehicle was then driven to another location and burned with her in it. The service Saturday morning was held at Shepherd United … Read more

Rest in Peace Marie Youngblood our fellow rural carrier

Obituary for Marie Youngblood – She was laid to rest on Saturday, June 1st, 2013   Marie Youngblood 52; passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Coldspring, Texas. Mrs. Youngblood was born on Thursday January 12, 1961 in Houston, Texas; to Eddie Matthews and Hasteen Matthews. Marie was preceded in death by her father; … Read more