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USPS releases statement on mail carrier killed in recent crash

Published: Jun. 3, 2022 at 5:41 PM EDT
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PICKENS, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The United States Postal Service (USPS) released a statement on the mail carrier who died following a crash in Pickens County on May 3, 2022.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers, the crash happened on Friday at around 3:27 p.m.

Troopers say the driver of a dump truck was traveling north on Hwy. 11, and the driver of the mail truck was traveling south. They say the mail truck was traveling too fast for conditions and was hit by the dump truck. The mail truck then traveled off the left side of the road and hit a ditch.

The driver of that mail truck sadly died at the scene, troopers say.

The Pickens County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as 41-year-old Mark Douglas Hunt Jr. of Greenville.

After the crash, USPS officials released the following statement on the incident.

“The Postal Service is deeply saddened by the loss of life suffered last Friday in a two-vehicle accident in Pickens, South Carolina. Our employee began his postal career in 2020 and worked at the Travelers Rest Post Office. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and postal family at this time.”

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.