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2 injured in head-on crash involving mail truck, Ford F-250 on Pirelli Drive

Two people injured in a head-on collision involving a U.S. Postal Service vehicle were treated and released from Floyd Medical Center late Friday, according to police and hospital officials.

Both were taken to the hospital in ambulances Friday at about noon after a gray Ford F-250 struck a mail truck on Pirelli Drive in the Floyd County Industrial Park, Floyd County police spokesman Jerome Poole said.

While the front of the F‑250 was smashed in, the USPS truck was flipped on its side, and mail was thrown out of the vehicle onto the ground.

The pickup truck driven by Tristan Duck, 18, of Rome, was traveling west on Pirelli Drive when its steering locked up and Duck slammed on the brakes, said Floyd County police patrol officer Michael Poster.

Duck’s truck crossed over the center line and hit the mail truck, driven by Ignacio Fitz, 44, of Rome, according to Poole.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries, Poole said.

FMC spokesman Dan Bevels said both Duck and Fitz were treated in the hospital’s emergency room before being released late Friday.

Poole said no citations are expected as a result of the crash.

Staff Writer Carolyn Grindrod contributed to this report.