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Laurel County Mail Carrier Lucky To Be Alive After Car Slides Off Road And Into River

Posted: 9:35 PM, Mar 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-09 21:35:06-05

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – US Postal Service workers are known for working through extreme conditions, but on Saturday that almost cost an employee her life.

“You would think someone was dead after seeing the wreck,” said Laurel County resident Bryan Burkey.

Burkey was still in shock when he spoke to an LEX crew on Saturday afternoon.

He says a woman came to his house looking for help after sliding on mud on Herman Kirby Road near East Bernstadt. Her car, which she used to deliver mail for USPS, ended up falling down an embankment and into the Rockcastle River.

“First thing out of her mouth, I’m sure she was in shock, was she said ‘I’m just worried I’m going to lose my job. And your heart sunk when she said that God was looking out for her,” said Burkey.

Burkey tried to help get her car out of the river and save some of the letters and packages now floating away.

Bobby McMullin says it was his mother-in-law who fell down the ditch. He told LEX18 her name is Sharon Boggs and she is now being treated at the hospital with a possible broken elbow. McMullin is happy she’s going to be okay but frustrated with city for leaving mud on the road for days.

“It could have been prevented because she wrecked when it wasn’t raining, there was just mud on the road and I guess the neighbors have complained about it and no one has done any steps and that’s the big thing,” said McMullin.