COVINGTON, GA — A candlelight vigil was scheduled Wednesday night for the postal worker who died Saturday after her USPS truck was hit by another vehicle. The vigil for Hillary Adair Hicks, 59, of Decatur, a nine-year postal service employee, was set to be held at the Covington Carrier Annex on Covington Bypass Road.
According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, around 11 a.m. on May 14, Hicks was traveling north on Ga. Highway 81 near Boogers Hill Road in her postal service vehicle when witnesses said she pulled almost completely onto the east shoulder of the road. A man from Ohio and his 8-year-old son were behind her and pulled into the southbound lane to go around her.
Hicks attempted to turn left into a private driveway to deliver the mail, and turned in front of the second driver. He turned back to his right in an attempt to avoid the collision, but struck her rear bumper with his left side bumper.
Hicks’ vehicle spun around and overturned, throwing her from the vehicle. She was transported by EMS to Piedmont Newton Hospital, but she later died from her injuries. The second driver and his son were uninjured in the accident. No charges have been filed.