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 truck driven by Jeffrey Halliwell, 47, of Paulding, Ohio. Ms. Palmer, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from her vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. Mr. Halliwell, who wore a seat belt, was treated at Henry County Hospital. Ms. Palmer was employed at the post office in Grand Rapids, according to an obituary on the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home website.

Source: Postal driver killed in Henry County crash – Toledo Blade

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Just took LLV & FFV training the past two days. We all have someone wanting us to get to our home safely at the end of our shift.

Safety first. The P.O. is not worth dying for. So sad for her family

We are in a hurry, but we have to remember to be safe! Being safe will help us in the time study!

Exactly the same way my coworker died back in March. It’s sad my thoughts and prayers for her family and for the post office she worked in.

Nope can’t blame other people for not wearing a seat belt. And going thru a stop sign on top of it. Distracted driving will kill every time 🙁

oh my gosh, ejected, not wearing a belt and in a hurry. so young. damn them for the way they treat us. their corporate practices are killing carriers.

On the average. We lose 1 rural carrier a month.