An accident Monday afternoon killed a Columbia man who was impaled by a flying piece of wood that crashed through his windshield while he was driving. Barry L. Myers was pronounced dead at Lancaster General Hospital shortly after the accident. A family relative said Myers and his wife, Deborah, were returning from a weekend trip to Ocean City, Md., when the accident happened. Deborah Myers had just celebrated her birthday.
According to Manor Township police, Myers and his wife were traveling north on Millersville Road. At the same time, Vernon McCauley was traveling south when two pieces of wood fencing flew off his truck. “It appears the wind picked them up,” police Cpl. Kim Geyer said. One of the pieces of fencing smashed through the windshield of Myers’ car and impaled him.