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Wife of postal worker killed in crash speaks out

Posted at 6:02 AM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 09:02:20-05

UPDATE: Relatives of Alton C. Hall, 62, shared their grief and anger with Action News Sunday night.  

Hall worked as a mailman for 18 years, and spent more than two decades serving his country in the Air Force. 

"My dad is the all-American dad," said Heather Gannon.  "We're angry. They just weren't paying attention and blew a stop sign and killed my father."

Hall leaves behind two children, four grandchildren, and a loving wife.

"He was my life," said Christy Hall.

Christy met Alton when she was just 12 years-old.

"Got married out of high school, we've been together since, and he was supposed to be with me."

Relatives said Hall was planning on retiring soon.  

"We were getting ready to travel," said his wife, "got him a new truck that he loved."

Funeral arrangements have not been determined yet.

At a vigil Sunday, dozens of postal workers across the valley remembered the 62-year-old. 


A postal worker died in a crash Saturday afternoon in the eastern part of the valley.

The Clark County coroner identified the postal worker as 62-year-old Alton C. Hall, of Las Vegas. He died of multiple blunt force trauma from the crash.

The three-car crash occurred around 3:20 p.m. in the 6200 block of East Owens Avenue, near Mount Hood Street. One of the vehicles involved was a U.S. Postal Service truck, which overturned.

Police said a Nissan Altima ran a stop sign and hit the mail truck, flipping it. The Nissan's driver, Lana Mathews-Rhoden, and male passenger had moderate injuries.

The third vehicle involved was an unoccupied parked car the Altima hit. It has minor damage.

This was the 99th fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction this year.

Neighbors who saw the crash guess the Altima was going about 60 miles per hour. The speed limit at the intersection is 45 miles per hour.

People who live near the area say drivers consistently ignore the stop signs.