Driver Killed When Postal Truck Flips on Danville Highway Identified

A driver who died early Monday morning after his box truck overturned in Danville while carrying packages that spilled onto the highway has been identified as 26-year-old Ravikesh Kumar of Sacramento, according to the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

The crash was reported at 3:24 a.m. on the southbound side of Interstate Highway 680 at El Pintado Road.

Kumar apparently struck an abandoned Ford minivan on the right shoulder of the highway, causing his truck to overturn and hit a large metal pole, CHP officials said. He had been contracted by the US Postal Service to deliver goods from Sacramento.

Emergency crews arrived to find him trapped inside the truck. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but CHP officials said it doesn't appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Kumar's truck was carrying hundreds of packages for the U.S. Postal Service, many of which spilled across the highway, closing three of the four lanes and snarling the morning commute for hours.

Bay City News contributed to this reported.

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