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USPS driver dies after crash in Bradenton

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Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 4:33 PM EDT
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A U.S. Postal Service driver has died after a crash in Bradenton, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Police were called to a motor vehicle accident in the 3300 block of Seventh Avenue West around noon on Monday. There were reports of an accident involving a post office delivery vehicle and a Mercedes SUV.

Investigators found that the Mercedes, driven by 79-year-old Phillip B. Simpson of Bradenton, failed to stop for the stop sign, hitting the USPS truck and causing it to turn onto its side.

The driver of the post office vehicle, 41-year-old Michael Silvestri of Bradenton, died at the scene.

Toxicology tests are pending, but investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

The investigation is continuing.

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