Authorities identify toddler killed in mail truck accident

Posted: Updated:

Authorities have released the name of a toddler who was killed when a mail truck struck her grandmother, who was carrying the child across a street in Elizabeth.



City officials say 2-year-old Sofia Flores died in Monday morning's accident, while her 4-year-old brother and their grandmother were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.



Witnesses say the impact sent the girl into the air. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.



The grandmother, 55-year-old Anna Chacon, underwent surgery and was in critical but stable condition Tuesday. Details on the boy's condition have not been disclosed.



No charges have been filed so far, and the crash remains under investigation. The driver of the mail truck remained at the scene and was not injured.



A spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service says the agency is investigating the incident and will cooperate fully with police. 


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."