Mail truck catches fire along route in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A mail truck caught fire after a crash along its route on Youngstown’s west side Wednesday evening.

It happened just before 6 p.m. on Canfield Road by the intersection with Arden Boulevard, near Mill Creek Park.

Police and witnesses said the mail truck rear-ended a pickup truck.

Investigators believe the pickup’s trailer hitch may have sparked a fire in the mail truck’s engine.

“They wouldn’t let anybody through because they were scared of an explosion. I mean, the cops were running out, all around, keeping traffic coming through but it was bad. It was bad,” said witness Chris Logorda.

The pickup driver, who was conscious and talking, was taken to the hospital. The mail truck driver was not injured.

Though the truck was destroyed, all of the outgoing mail inside was fine.


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