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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 Torres, 34, died at the scene. She was the driver of a 2013 Honda CRV, one of those involved in the accident, according to a report by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Malcolm Deming. Her passenger, James Anderson, 31, suffered head and trunk internal injuries. He was transported by EagleMed helicopter ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. where he was admitted in stable condition.
Torres has worked with the U.S. Postal Service since April 2010, according to U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Arlene Sanchez.
Anderson is a rural mail carrier associate and was riding with Torres to learn the route, says Sanchez.
Also injured was Casey Linton, 23, who was the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck. He was transported by ambulance to Ponca City Medical Center where he was treated and released with head and
trunk internal injuries.
Deming’s written report states that Torres was driving southbound on South W Street and that Linton was driving eastbound on West Tower Road when the two vehicles “… met and impacted at the
intersection …” of the two dirt roads. Investigation of the accident is still ongoing with the cause listed as undetermined at this time.