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.