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Driver in fatal crash did not have a CDL license while delivering mail for the USPS

November 15, 2022


Five members of the same family were killed in a truck crash on I-25 in June. Federal records show the driver didn’t have a valid CDL.

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Five months after a truck crash killed five of their loved ones, a Wyoming family is still waiting to find out if charges will be filed against the driver, who federal records say did not have a valid commercial driver’s license.

A 9NEWS investigation found federal reports show the California-based trucking company, Caminantes Trucking, has a history of allowing drivers to get behind the wheel without a proper CDL.

The truck was carrying mail on the day of the Weld County crash. The United States Postal Service told 9NEWS it is still contracting with Caminantes to carry mail.

“Yes, they currently do have contractual relationships with us,” a USPS spokesperson said in an email.

“We regularly review safety performance of contracted companies and their adherence to USPS policies in relation to our continued relationships,” USPS said in a statement.

The Weld County District Attorney’s office tells 9NEWS it has not made a determination on whether the truck driver will be charged.

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