Troopers: Drunk driver caused crash that killed postal worker in North Carolina

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. – State troopers said a drunk driver caused a wreck that killed a mailman overnight on Interstate 85 in west Charlotte.

Police said that around 5 a.m. the drunk driver stopped in the middle of the interstate, near Sam Wilson Road.

A tractor-trailer skidded to a stop to avoid hitting that car and that’s when troopers said the mailman, identified as 60-year-old Calvin Hazel Jr., rear-ended the truck.

Hazel died at the scene.

Channel 9 spoke with a viewer who drove by moments after the crash, who said knowing that someone died was heartbreaking.

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