Wife Mourns Veteran Postal Worker Killed While Cycling

San Diego’s El Cerrito community is mourning the death of a favorite son. Not a relative or civic leader, but someone whose life touched all of theirs – their neighborhood postal worker.

Twenty-five-year postal work veteran Kevin Wilson, 56, was killed in a hit-and-run accident while biking on Martin Luther King Day.

After more than two decades on route in El Cerrito, neighbors say Wilson had become part of their lives tonight he is remembered for it.

Wilson was killed while cycling on Dehesa Road east of Willow Glen Monday morning. CHP investigators said he was struck from behind.

“My world just collapsed,” Cavanaugh-Wilson said. “He was such a good man. He was such a good man.”

CHP Investigators arrested 56-yea- old Craig Nelson of Julian in connection with Wilson’s death. Was out on bond as of Wednesday but is facing charges of vehicular homicide and hit and run.

Wilson’s wife said the suspect was caught with the help of two other drivers on the road at the time. One recorded the collision on a camera he had inside his car. Another followed the suspect’s car and called 911.


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