In Memoriam

This page is dedicated to rural carriers who have lost their lives

InMemoriam

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 ... Read more

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