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Rollover accident fails to delay delivery of mail

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 4:13 p.m. CDT
Oregon Postmaster Paula Tegeler and tow truck operator John Travers examine the path the mail truck took as it rolled into the ditch Monday. Photo by Chris Johnson
Oregon firefighters and paramedics assist mail carrier Judith L. Wehner out of the overturned mail truck on June 17. Photo by Chris Johnson

Residents of Rockvale Township just outside Oregon got their mail a few hours late Monday after a mail delivery truck crashed on its rounds.

Mail carrier Judith L. Wehner, 56, Byron, was not injured when the U.S. Postal Service vehicle she was driving rolled over and ended up partially upside down just south of her next stop at 1149 N. Daysville Rd.

Ogle County Sheriff's Police investigated the crash but had not yet completed their report on Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Michael Harn released the driver's name.

Wehner was apparently northbound on Daysville Road just after 12:30 p.m. when the vehicle left the roadway while completing a curve and entered the east ditch where it rolled over and came to rest against a tree.

Wehner was able to climb out of the vehicle with the assistance of the Oregon Ambulance crew.

The Oregon Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Oregon Postmaster Paula Tegeler said the mail was retrieved from the vehicle Wehner was driving and delivered by another mail carrier later in the day.

"There was no break in service," she said.

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