PHOENIX – A United States postal worker is dead and another person has serious injuries after a crash in Phoenix on Tuesday night, police said.
Sgt. Ann Justus with Phoenix Police said the crash happened at 6:18 p.m. on Nov. 2 near McDowell Road and 52nd Street when a USPS vehicle that was pulled over to the side of the road was hit from behind by a box truck. Following the crash, the USPS vehicle caught fire.
The driver of the USPS vehicle, identified as 59-year-old Michael Blanton, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 35-year-old driver of the box truck was hospitalized with serious injuries.