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Tampa police identify postal worker killed in hit-and-run crash

December 19, 2023


TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa police identified the USPS worker killed in a hit-and-run crash on Monday.

Police responded to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of North River Cove Street and North Mulberry Street that afternoon.

Investigators determined a dark-colored Mercedes sedan hit the mail truck and drove off. The postal worker, identified as 69-year-old Paul Falicia, died at the site of the crash.

“Our thoughts are with Falica family during this tragic time and our detectives will work tirelessly to find justice for Mr. Falica and his loved ones,” Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw said. “We are committed to conducting a thorough investigation into this hit-and-run and will use all available resources to ensure that those responsible for this senseless act will be held accountable.”

Nearby residents told 8 On Your Side their postal carrier was just months away from retiring from USPS. They pleaded for the driver who struck the mail truck to come forward.

Paul Fallica. (Branch 599)

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