The driver of a mail truck contracted with the U.S. Postal Service was killed after his vehicle was hit by a train this morning in Eau Claire, Wisc.
USPS reported in a statement that the truck was struck around 6:15 a.m. at a non-controlled railroad crossing at the intersection of Business 53 and Hogarth Street. The truck was operated by a highway contract route driver employed through Mack Priority Transport.
The truck contained mail and packages which serviced four routes and 200 PO Boxes in Osseo, Wisc.; two routes and 150 PO Boxes in Whitehall, Wisc.; two routes and 75 PO Boxes in Independence, Wisc.; and 100 PO Boxes in Pigeon Falls, Wisc.. Those deliveries will be delayed until the investigation is complete and mail is released to USPS.
A train and vehicle collided in Eau Claire early Wednesday morning. https://t.co/VDGURpLjsJ
— WEAU 13 News (@WEAU13News) September 5, 2018
UPDATE: Driver of mail truck killed in crash with train in Eau Claire Tuesday.https://t.co/aACRnkce9t
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