Bradenton, FL mail carrier killed in crash after SUV driver runs stop sign

A mail carrier was killed Monday when a driver ran a stop sign in a Bradenton neighborhood and hit the carrier’s mail truck, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

The accident occurred at around 12:13 p.m. in the 3300 block of Seventh Avenue West, police say.

A 79-year-old Bradenton man was driving a Mercedes SUV when he failed to stop for stop sign in the neighborhood, according to investigators. The SUV collided with the side of the mail truck and caused it to flip onto its side.

The mail carrier, 41-year-old Michael Silvestri of Bradenton, died at the scene, according to the police department.


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