Postal truck crashes through apartment building; child killed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 14-wheel Postal Service truck lost control on a highway exit ramp and smashed through an apartment building Tuesday, killing a 4-year-old girl and injuring her family.
Neighbors said the two-story building, across the street from the Insterstate 35 ramp, had been hit by several vehicles in the past and accidents at the intersection were commonplace.
The cab of the truck went completely through the first-floor apartment, crushing the little girl.
Firefighters found her 3-year-old brother under a pile of rubble. The parents and another woman in the building were outside when firefighters arrived about 6:45 a.m.
Police said it was unclear what caused Sinclair Taylor, 27, to lose control of the truck.
Taylor, a part-time driver who worked for the post office less than a year, escaped by jumping out of the truck after realizing he could not stop, Fire Department spokesman Brad Humston said. He was hospitalized in good condition.
The impact smashed the cab completely into the trailer, which was full of business bulk mail.