Postal Worker Injured in Crash on SR 64 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
    On Monday, July 27, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Floyd County Police Department received a call regarding an injury crash in the 8600 block of SR 64. Upon arrival of emergency responders, it was discovered that one of the two vehicles involved belonged to a postal employee who was engaged in delivering mail. The postal worker was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by the Georgetown Fire Department. Due to the nature of the injuries and the involvement of a postal vehicle, the CART Team was called to assist in the investigation.
    The preliminary investigation shows that an eastbound Ford Expedition driven by Karie Wessling, 25 years old of Georgetown, struck the rear of the postal workers vehicle as it was stopped in the 8600 block of SR 64. The postal vehicle had a yellow sign mounted to the roof emblazoned with “U.S. Mail” and the vehicle was utilizing it’s emergency flashers.
The postal worker was identified as Tammy Byrn, age 51, of Georgetown.
    Wessling was transported by personal vehicle to Floyd Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Byrn was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
    This crash remains under investigation.
    Assisting agencies included: Georgetown Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, New Albany Police Department, Indiana State Police, Georgetown Fire Department and Yellow EMS.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2009 11:18