U.S. Postal Service

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January 19, 2011
St. Louis , MO
United States
Missouri US
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The back door of a contractor truck popped open during its journey between a St. Louis distribution center and Memphis, Tennessee. Hundreds of pieces of U.S. mail were scattered across 70 miles of highway.  A recovery effort was launched by police officers and postal workers within 24 hours. Most of the mail included statements and bills that were headed for the West Coast.