Post office says mail recovered in crash will be delivered |

Post office says mail recovered in crash will be delivered

CARBONDALE – It is believed that all the mail in a U.S. Postal Service truck involved in a collision Thursday was recovered and will be delivered to midvalley residents, a representative of the Carbondale post office said Friday.

Bystanders, postal workers and Basalt firefighters scrambled to pick up parcels and letters after the accident Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 82 and the entrance to the Cerise Ranch subdivision. A postal worker, whose name the Colorado State Patrol did not release, was pulling onto the highway and into the path of a westbound pickup. The postal workers received serious injuries, but they aren’t considered life-threatening, the state patrol said in a news release. The postal worker was cited for careless driving, according to the patrol.

Some of the recovered mail was soaked in fluids leaking from the damaged vehicles, according to a firefighter who was on the scene. He said it appeared that everything was recovered.

A representative of the Carbondale post office said a clerk was sorting through all the mail from the crash Friday and preparing it for delivery in the coming days.

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