A mail carrier in North Georgia was killed Monday when a tree fell on the roof of her car during a heavy rainstorm, the Georgia State Patrol said.
Zekeiah “Nikki” Veramick Cole-Hunt, 36, was traveling north on Buckhorn Road in Habersham County in a 2003 Honda Element when the incident happened shortly before 1 p.m., according to a GSP statement.
“As the Honda was in motion, a tree fell from the east side of the roadway and landed on top of the Honda, causing devastating damage to the vehicle,” the GSP said. “The roof of the Honda collapsed in with the tree onto the driver, causing a fatal injury.
At the time of the incident, Cole-Hunt “was performing her duties as a rural mail carrier and delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service,” the GSP said.
The deadly accident occurred after a long period of heavy rain and wind in the area, according to the statement.
“(Cole-Hunt) leaves behind a husband and three children,” Habersham County Coroner Kasey McEntire told Access WDUN. “Please keep the family in your prayers during this difficult time.”
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