Postal Worker Killed in Marshalltown Crash Identified

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa  —  The Iowa State Patrol has identified the USPS worker who was killed as 34-year-old Amy Sanders of Grinnell, IA.

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.

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These things are so unsafe in every way. Post office preaches safety so much but puts us in a death can. I am sure they will blame the carrier some how

This is happening all too often. It is sad to hear that yet another hard working, most likely overworked postal carrier will not be going home after their workday ends. Condolences to their family and friends from 53573.

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This is the carrier I posted about. Happened a few towns over from us.
We got a lecture the next working day. Our supervisor said she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt and was ejected. I came right out of my case and said wherever you got your info from its 100% wrong. I spoke to the gentleman that was trying to get into the death trap to help her. They had to break out the windshield because all the doors of course were locked. She was just trying to scare us into submission. Idiots.

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