Young UPS driver dies in truck accident

Rayland Elzy, Local 948

On Friday, February 5th, a tragic truck accident took the life of Local 948 member Rayland Elzy, Jr. He had been a UPS package driver out of the Visalia hub, and a Teamster since 2018.

Elzy and his long-time girlfriend had just gotten engaged and were ready to start their future before this tragedy. “He was an energetic, young man who had a good heart, and had become a leader at UPS,” says Local 948 Secretary-Treasurer Luis Diaz.

A savings account has been set up to assist his young family—his fiance Arlene and 2-year-old son Rayland Jerome Elzy, III.

Donations can be made for them at Bank of America, 2502 W. Lark Ave. Visalia, CA 93291. Be sure to indicate the Rayland J. Elsy III/Arlene Teresa Alexander Acct #3251-5182-2854.