USPS driver says brakes failed mid-route before truck caught fire in Port St. Lucie

Laura Dyke, a 35-year-old mother of two, was behind the wheel.

She just started her shift, driving along SW Peacock Boulevard when things to a dangerous turn.

“It was crazy, I was slowing down, then I went to hit the brakes and the brakes wouldn’t push down,” she said. “So I swerve off into the ditch area.”

Then smoke started to come from the dashboard.

“A few flames started to come out, and then within probably seconds, it was totally up in flames,” Dyke said.

The truck almost melted away, destroying hundreds of letters and packages.


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Management is only concerned about the destroyed packages, not the carrier. I wouldn’t be surprised if they put the charred remains in a “we care bad” and make her deliver it the next days.