Woman's death prompts mail delivery change in Montebello

A woman's death while trying to retrieve her mail has prompted Village of Montebello officials to make a change. Faith Leigh, 83, was killed by a car while crossing Route 202 to get her mail on May

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2016, 1:41 AM

Updated 2,949 days ago

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A woman's death while trying to retrieve her mail has prompted Village of Montebello officials to make a change.
Faith Leigh, 83, was killed by a car while crossing Route 202 to get her mail on May 9. Route 202 is a busy stretch of road along the west side of Rockland County that connects with the New York Thruway in Suffern. The mail along that road is only delivered to one side, forcing residents like Leigh to cross the busy street.
However, the village's mayor tells News 12 that an agreement has been worked out with the U.S. Postal Service. The agreement allows residents to move their mailboxes back to their side of the street.
Residents say it's about time the change was made. They say it's difficult for people to cross the road to get their mail. Residents say in addition to moving the mailboxes, a traffic light is also needed at the corner of Mayer Drive and Route 202.
Village and county officials are calling on the state Department of Transportation to consider a full safety study of Route 202.


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