Woman (postal worker) dies after being pinned by own vehicle near Ann Arbor

March 21, 2018

LYNDON TOWNSHIP, MI – A woman was pinned by a U.S. Postal Service vehicle against a handrail and died in Lyndon Township Wednesday, March 21, according to authorities.

Authorities believe she may have been a postal worker delivering packages, but couldn’t confirm her identity Wednesday.

The incident took place in front of a home that sits on a hill.

“We don’t know if it rolled or maybe it was in neutral or if the parking brake went out,” Chelsea Area Fire Chief Robert Arbini said. “We have no idea how the person got wedged between this particular vehicle and the handrail.”

The handrail runs along a set of steps that lead to a lake behind the home, Arbini said.

Authorities were dispatched to the home on Blind Lake Road about 1:31 p.m. Wednesday, Arbini said.

A resident called police, but the woman was pronounced dead when authorities arrived, Arbini said.

“Someone at the residence heard some yelling or screaming,” Arbini said. “They came out and there was nothing they could do to help the situation.”

Arbini said the woman may have been the driver of the truck.

“There was one person on scene, so I’m going to guess it was the driver,” he said.

The Dexter Fire Department, Michigan State Police and paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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Shannon Cole

????

Patty Lasley

Doesn’t surprise me. Very few parking brakes work in our office.

Ginny Rich

You should do a safety blitz. All carriers ck parking break in the am. If they don’t work call maintenance have them all be checked. If FFE they have to pull hard to set. Also push on break before setting parking break, then put in drive if vehicles moves it not set to speks.

Sheila Mudri

she took over for the reglar who had been bitten by a dog and had to leave the route.

Brooke

Refuse to drive it until it is fixed. Due to it being an extreme safety hazard you are within your right to refuse to drive it.

Stephanie Slider

They just cut mine! Because it was hanging! So no e brake!?

Butch Broutzos

Err, the vehicle should also be in “Park”.

Barbara Scott

Sad. Prayers

Tish Wells

Was it a Jeep?

Julie Touchton

It said USPS vehicle, so likely an LLV.

Gary Koehn

It was an LLV

Kim Sparks-Paul

Sending prayers to her family and friends…

Jennifer Metz

Omg how horrible!!!

Julia Bishop

Prayers from 95650

Kyle Martin

Prayers from 43050

Linda Kruithoff

Sending prayers to her family and friends from 49404

Allen Boykin

Prayers

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