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 vehicle.

Richardson says that first responders were on the scene within minutes.

“They got to him as quick as they could, got him out of the vehicle,” said Richardson.

The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. But officials now say he has died.

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office has identified the postal worker as 47-year-old Ronald Sopko, of Murrysville.

Mail Carrier Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency, Crashing Mail Truck Into Porch And Over Hillside – CBS Pittsburgh

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