Mail truck driver dies in early morning crash east of Shoshoni

UPDATE: The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released details about the crash. Read more here.


(Moneta, Wyo.) – Shortly after 4 a.m. today, a United States Postal Service contracted mail truck crashed on Highway 20-26 about five miles west of Moneta, or 15 miles east of Shoshoni.

Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the female driver died at SageWest-Riverton from injuries sustained in the crash. His office received the call shortly after 9 a.m. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating, and troopers have not yet released any information.

According to Riverton Acting Postmaster Regan Groathouse, the truck was headed to Worland. “I sent our maintenance person to the crash site to help pick up mail and then take what he could to Worland,” he said. “None of the mail was headed to 8252- ZIP codes.”

A Casper mail supervisor, who declined to be named or release further information, said the truck left Casper early this morning.

USPS Communication Office spokesperson David Rupert in Denver confirmed that is was “one of our over-the-road contract drivers on the Casper to Shoshoni route.” He said all of the mail at the scene had been recovered and credited the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department with securing the scene.

More information will be reported as it comes available.


  1. Stacia Corbett Citron

    Pretty insensitive headline, don't you think?

  2. Karlee Larsen-Zach

    Prayers for the family of this driver. So sad to hear of anyone's loss of life.

  3. Jackie May Lobdell

    Right! .. someone died but hey, the mail is OK! Messed up.

  4. Ron Howard

    My God, People. It's a thorough story. Stop whining.

  5. Lyle Miller

    So does anyone know who the driver was

  6. Ron Howard

    Wow, County 10. You guys are damned if you do and damned if you don't. I find it silly that people are complaining about you guys doing your job. Keep up the good work!

  7. Diane Pendergraft

    So's the story. Seems all about making sure no one's worried about their mail.

  8. Ray Whitener

    our prayers go out to the family.

  9. Kandi Faust Isbell

    Not insensitive, just the truth. Not any other way to put it. Not releasing much info till investigation. Is done. Prayers go out to the family.

  10. Carla Marcus-Thomas

    My prayers to the family of the truck driver. The way the USPS handles the mail doesn't make sense. Taking the mail from a town and sending it all the way to Casper for the postage date stamp and then sending it back to the same town it started in to be delivered to someone! What madness – so much driving.

  11. Linda Kay Carlson Remer

    My prayers go out to the family and sorry for your lost of your family member.

  12. Lois Herbst

    Such a pity. Looked like the truck left the road to the right, hit a post, overcorrected and crashed off the left side of the road rolling over on the embankment.

  13. Kit Collings

    Cheryl Rapue, 29, of Wiggins, Colo., was the driver of the westbound United States Postal Service contracted mail truck..

  14. Stacia Corbett Citron

    Glad to see they do read the comments and they did change the headline right away. Thank you.

  15. Helen Gordon

    That is a bad road may peace be with the family

  16. Shawna Quillen Titensor

    A very bad road. I lost a classmate over 35 years ago near this area. Her husband fell asleep and crashed. She died and he survived.

  17. Tina Mayfield

    Good u were there Jimmy so she didnt have to suffer alone god bless u

  18. Margaret R. Wilder

    So sad!!!

  19. Ada Maxon

    I am a friend of the family and I ask for prayers for the family. They are a wonderful family.

  20. Angela Harding

    prayers for the her family and friends

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