Mail carrier dies after New Year's crash

10:45 AM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - A mail carrier whose vehicle was hit by a tow truck on New Year's Day has died.

Michigan State Police say that Jimmie Lee Kostal of Shepherd, Michigan, died Wednesday from his injuries.

Police say that the investigation into the crash is continuing and that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. 

Police say the tow truck driver, a 21-year-old man, ran the stop sign while northbound on Derby Road at Fleck Road when the collision occurred.  The tow truck driver was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.  Kostal was on his mail route and was not wearing a seat belt.

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