Family grateful Rio Rancho postal worker crash wasn’t worse

Crime

The family whose truck was hit by a mail man, who police say was driving drunk on the job, believes the crash could have been much worse. 

“We heard this loud crash…me and my husband both ran outside,” said Morgan Sanchez. 

It was Sunday around 2:30 in the afternoon when Morgan and Chris Sanchez found a mess in their front yard. 

“We just saw the mail truck in our front yard and the guy was out… he fell out of car,” said Sanchez.

Police say the man driving that postal truck before plowing into their red pick-up was Kevin Brown, a 28-year-old mail carrier.

“Then I ran up to him and was like, are you okay? Cause he was all bloody from probably hitting the pavement and getting road rash and stuff,” she said.

Sanchez said she and her husband immediately called for help, but Brown didn’t want it.

“He was like, no I’m fine, I’m fine, let me call my boss. I need to call my boss.” 

She said at first she didn’t think Brown was drunk.

“To me he was just really frazzled and just like, what the heck just happened?” said Sanchez.

When officer’s arrived however, they found quite a few items inside his truck. 

“They found a thing of pills, like a prescription of pills in his pocket. They also found, I’m assuming the open container was his juice,” she said.

Brown was charged with DWI, careless driving, and an open container. According to jail records, it’s his second DWI arrest.

“He must have been going pretty fast uphill to hit us that fast,” she said.

Sanchez is upset about the damage to her truck, but knows the crash could have been worse. 

The room on the other side of their pickup truck is where her 7-month-old son was sleeping at the time of the crash. 

“If he would have plowed through the room, oh my gosh, that would be so scary,” said Sanchez. 

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