A longtime U.S. Postal worker was found dead in her truck on Friday after delivering mail when temperatures reached nearly 120 degrees in Southern California.
Peggy Frank, 63, was found unresponsive in her truck around 3 p.m. Friday in Woodland Hills. Paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced the grandmother dead after several attempts to revive her.
The exact cause of death was not released, but Frank’s family believes heat exhaustion may have led to her passing. Friday was Frank’s first day back on the job after she was placed on medical leave for a broken ankle, her family said.
Frank reportedly had previous health issues. Her son said his mother suffered a heat stroke last May.
Frank had been working for the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years.