LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – A box truck carrying mail rolled over Tuesday morning in Lufkin.
Jessica Pebsworth, the Communications Director for local police, released a statement saying there was a rollover accident just after 4:30 a.m. The crash was in front of the Farmer’s Market on Loop 287.
A box truck carrying mail was headed north on the Loop toward Nacogdoches “when the driver left the road for an unknown reason. The truck then rolled into a ditch and mail spilled all over the road.
The driver was able to escape and was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.
Drivers are being asked to avoid the area as cleanup and mail collection is ongoing.
A spokesperson for the USPS provided the following statement:
“The safety and well-being of both customers and employees is of the utmost importance to the U.S. Postal Service. We can report that no one was seriously injured in today’s accident involving a contract mail truck. All mail and packages were recovered immediately and the Postal Service is taking steps to ensure prompt delivery. Some of the mail may need to be returned to our mail processing facility to be resorted and will be delivered tomorrow. We appreciate the patience of our customers and apologize for any inconvenience they may experience.”