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In Memoriam

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


Rural Carrier Garland R. Bland Jr., 41, of North Chesterfield, VA killed in accident on the route

Authorities have charged a Midlothian woman with reckless driving in a crash Thursday that killed the driver of a mail carrier truck in Henrico County. The Virginia State Police were summoned about 6:15 p.m. Thursday to the scene of a two-vehicle crash along northbound Interstate 295 just south of Woodman Road. According to a preliminary ... Read more

Tragedy takes local rural mail carrier

Sarah Hartman, 30, worked as a rural mail carrier in Strafford, MO A Seymour woman died last week in a tragic two-vehicle, work-related accident on Evergreen Road, about two miles east of Strafford. Sarah K. Hartman, 30, who lives just east of Seymour, was working her route as a rural mail carrier east of Strafford ... Read more

Rural Carrier Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency, Crashing Mail Truck Into Porch

IRWIN, Pa. (KDKA) — A mail carrier has died after crashing his mail truck over a hillside, hitting the front porch of a home in Irwin. The crash happened after 10 a.m. on Main Street. The mail carrier apparently suffered some sort of medical emergency behind the wheel, causing him to lose control of the ... Read more

Rural Carrier dies after suffering cardiac arrest on the route

A “strict no unnecessary travel” advisory was put in place by the county sheriff’s office in those areas hit hardest by heavy snowfall. County residents were asked to stay home and off the roads to give emergency services personnel and snowplows the access they needed to clear the roads. In Lewis County, the sheriff’s department ... Read more

Ohio Rural Carrier ejected, killed in crash; collision under investigation

WADSWORTH TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) – A mailman died tragically when his truck overturned during a violent two-car crash in Wadsworth on Wednesday. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Randy Irwin, 59, of Macedonia, was pulling into traffic on his mail route along SR 94 when he was struck from behind by Danielle Ullman, 31, ... Read more

Rural carrier dies in Fresno after getting into altercation during work

FRESNO, California – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a mail carrier. Officials tell us 63-year-old Fernando Santoya was delivering mail in the 700 block of South Polk Avenue Tuesday afternoon when he got into an altercation with a group of men who were working on a house. The group of ... Read more