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Medical issue ‘likely contributed’ to crash, death of driver of postal a box truck

March 22, 2023
2020 05 14T180203Z 1 LYNXMPEG4D1WQ RTROPTP 3 USA POSTOFFICEFILE PHOTO: A United States Postal Service (USPS) truck is seen in the rain in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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The driver of a postal truck has died after a crash in Shedahl on Tuesday evening.

The Story County Sheriff’s Office says the driver, a 43-year-old man from Des Moines, was the only person in a box truck that went through the corner of a garage, hit a tree and storage shed before coming to rest in a ditch.

The sheriff’s office says a medical issue ‘likely contributed’ to the crash and the man’s death. Deputies were informed that the man was having difficulty breathing on his delivery route prior to the crash.

Witnesses say the truck nearly stopped in the middle of the road prior to the crash.

The man’s name is not being released at this time.

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