The crash report says Sanders was driving in her postal vehicle westbound on Church Street and continued through a yellow light. The second vehicle, a Grand Caravan driven by 60-year-old Debra Meister of Waterloo, was travelling south on Center Street and drove through a red light, colliding with Sanders who died of her injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
Traffic came to a halt and was blocked off for hours near the Marshall County Courthouse.
“It’s scary knowing someone could die,” said Josh Barber, a Marshalltown resident.
At 11:44 a.m. on Friday, the Iowa State Patrol says a minivan traveling south on Center Street and a USPS vehicle heading west on East Church Street collided at the controlled intersection. Barber said it flipped the mail carrier’s vehicle on its side.
“I just saw that it was tipped over. I saw there was broken glass.”
Investigators say the driver of that vehicle died of their injuries.