Community Mourns Their Longtime Letter Carrier Killed While Cycling

A community gathered Sunday for an El Cerrito mail carrier hit and killed while biking.

A postal worker of about 25 years, 56-year-old Kevin Wilson was killed in a hit-and-run accident while biking on Martin Luther King Day.

After more than two decades on route in El Cerrito, neighbors say Wilson had become a part of their lives.

Wilson and his wife Nancy Cavanaugh-Wilson even met at the post office. They fell in love and were together for over 20 years.

“He was my world. That was just Kevin, he was one of a kind,” Cavanaugh-Wilson said.

The people he delivered mail to, shared similar sentiments.

“People aren’t as open to being friendly and kind and wonderful and that is what he was,” one said.

Wilson was more than just a letter carrier to them. One neighbor described how another neighbor lost their dog and Wilson went out looking for it.

Another described how he’d go above and beyond his job responsibilities.

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