Office Max sends letter with envelope addressed to ‘Daughter Killed in Car Crash’

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Courtesy: LA Times, Chicago Tribune via Mike Seay

CHICAGO — A family who lost their daughter in a car accident last year received an apology from Office Max for their insensitive address on a piece of junk mail.

The Office Max marketing material was sent to Mike Seay’s home, addressed to him, but the second line of the address said “Daughter Killed in Car Crash”.

Ashley Seay, 17, died in a car crash with her boyfriend Joel on Feb. 18, 2013 in Antioch Township, Illinois.

Ashley Seay, 17, died in a car crash with her boyfriend Joel on Feb. 18, 2013 in Antioch Township, Illinois.

His wife received the letter first and was visibly upset when he got home. Their daughter, Ashely Seay, 17, was killed almost a year ago when her boyfriend, Joel Wittkamp, was speeding in hazardous road conditions and crashed into a tree.

Seay had many questions for Office Max: How did they know this information? Why would it ever end up on the envelope?

According to the Chicago Tribune, when Seay first called Office Max about it, they didn’t believe it had happened. He told the Chicago Tribune that it was only after he sent a photo of the envelope that Office Max representatives believed an error had occurred.

Office Max then responded to Seay, saying it was ‘a result of a mailing list rented through a third-party provider. We are deeply sorry,” the statement said.

Seay told FOX News that the night before he was to appear on FOX & Friends, he and his wife received a phone call from Office Max representatives.

“My wife asked her why they have this kind of information and her answer was that it is computer error,” said Seay.

Office Max had not identified the company that provided them with the information.

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