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 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.

via Ponca City News – Ponca City Woman Killed.

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So sorry to read about this horrific accident. Our prayers to the families of both carriers from fellow carriers in SW Mississippi. May God keep His arms around Brandi’s husband & girls in the days ahead.

Brandi has four children, all beautiful girls. She would be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support we have been given. Her family is working on setting up a way people can help with costs. It’s tough these days with so many of us living paycheck to paycheck. If you are in the Ponca City area I know a gift of food would be a blessing for them. Her brother and wife will be caring for the girls, adding four more people to their dinner table.
God bless you everyone.

Support page for Brandi’s family:

Thoughts and prayers from Indiana!

Brandi was a great girl! I have known her since jr high, she was an awesome mom and great friend! She will be missed by all! Another angel has been taken to soon! We will miss you Brandi!!

You were a great friend and neighbor and you will forever be in our hearts. Miss you. We love you too girls and your dad.

I am from Ponca City, to update sub is home and doing better. He was training on another route.

Send to post office at 402 East Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601 thank you

Prayers and thoughts for the family.

Prayers and condolences to the families and friends from your postal family in GA 30506

So very sad. Everyone at the National Convention in Grapevine, Tx is deeply mourning the loss of Brandi & sends their thoughts & prayers to her family & to her sub who was also badly hurt.

Thoughts and prayers for her family. So sad!

This is terrible. I am so sorry. My heart goes out to the families.

Condolences Prayers and Peace from 88011

Our thoughts and prayers for her family and Co workers.from pickens sc.

I am hoping someone can eventually get us an address to send condolences… I believe it was the subs first day to ride with the carrier.. So sad..

Thoughts and prayers. Just so heartbreaking

May she rest in peace.

Sorry to hear this. Condolences from brighton Mi.

I worked with Brandi and James. Brandi has 4 girls…9th & 7th grades and 2 in kindergarten. She was a wonderful mom and centered her life around her family. Her funeral arrangements are pending with Grace Memorial Chapel, 2016 North 14th St. Ponca City, OK 74601. Phone: 580-762-2464. Her home address is 2036 N 5th, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Thank you sandi! Natasha didn’t know yet were to send the cards.

Our prayers to the families.

This is indeed so very sad & tragic. My kindest thoughts & prayers to the family, friends & co-workers of all involved. From Oregon

Condolences from Alabama!

Condolences to family and coworkers from a former rural carrier, NC, 27205.

Prayers for all involved.

Rip, from a carrier in Sun City, Ca; (


Condolences from Colorado

Prayers for victims and their families.

This is so sad to here yet another life taken so early(I found out last night)…She had 3 girls I believe and now they will grow up without a mother. Makes me think if it’s even worth it anymore. Condolences from BA, Oklahoma.

This is so heartbreaking!

Our hearts are with the families and co-workers in that office, with love from your friends in Charlotte, NC

Is there a way to donate through the PO?

Thoughts and prayers to family and postal family, from Southern California!

Prayers for the family.

Prayers for our fallen sister, her family, & the trainee….Missouri City, Tx

My condolences and prayers for their families.

R.I.P Brandi! My condolences to her Family!!