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Mail carrier dies in accident

BUDA — A rural postal carrier died Thursday from injuries received when her vehicle collided with a farm tractor about two miles east of Buda on the Buda Blacktop.

Brenda Linder, 48, of rural Wyanet was pronounced dead at 11:32 a.m. Thursday at Perry Memorial Hospital by Bureau County Coroner Janice Wamhoff. The two-vehicle accident happened  about 10:48 a.m. at the intersection of 1200 North Avenue and 1100 East Street, on the Buda Blacktop.

Linder was on her mail route at the time of the accident, Wamhoff said.

The cause of Linder's death is not yet determined. An inquest is pending, the coroner said.

The driver of the John Deere farm tractor, Joseph Jandura, 27, of LaMoille was not transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

Responding to the accident site were the Buda Fire and Rescue Unit, Princeton Ambulance, and the Bureau County Sheriff's Department.

Accident site reconstructionist Gary Beckett with the Bureau County Sheriff's Department is conducting an investigation into the accident, Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson said Friday morning. More information will be released upon the completion of the investigation.

In previous accident investigations, Thompson has said Beckett will look at a number of different factors, including speed of the vehicles involved, possible obstruction of view, road conditions and any other contributing factors. The investigation will be thorough and can not be hurried, the sheriff said.

Deputy Larry Floyd, also with the Bureau County Sheriff's Department, said no tickets were issued in the accident.

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