Gas station worker killed when driver hits pump, sparks fire

The Associated Press

RAYNE, Pa. – Authorities say a car crashed into a Pennsylvania gas station, sparking a fire that killed an employee who became trapped inside a building.


The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Pikel’s Top Tier Fuels in Rayne.

State police say two men were in a car traveling north on Route 119, toward Route 85, when it left the roadway. The vehicle then hopped a curb, struck at least one fuel pump and crashed into an auto repair building.

Fire soon engulfed the car and building, trapping 52-year-old Melissa Ann Myers inside. Her body was found a short time later by emergency responders.

The two men in the car were both taken into custody. But it wasn’t clear Friday who was driving or if they were facing any charges.