GUN PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Allegan County sheriff’s investigators said Tuesday that the U.S.P.S. employee who died in a fiery car crash the day before was a 55-year-old woman from Martin, Michigan.
The employee, Sheila Gay Rackley, was in the postal service vehicle on 10th Street, south of Carrie Avenue, when it was hit from behind and send into a ditch.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene at 12:25 p.m. Monday, and found the postal service vehicle in flames. The postal service vehicle was destroyed. Rackley’s remains were found inside once the fire was extinguished.
Investigators said the crash occurred as Rackley was delivering mail at a mailbox. A southbound pickup truck came up behind the postal service vehicle.
The driver of the pickup was not injured, and was wearing a seat belt. It is unknown whether Rackley was wearing a seat belt, investigators said.
Rackley worked out of the Plainwell Post Office.