The storm that tore through the area late Saturday night left one man serving in the military overseas sad.
A red 1986 Chevrolet S-10 pickup belonging to Robert Meyer, currently serving in the U.S. Navy in Japan, was crushed by a tree. The truck was parked outside the house of his ex-wife Sarah Shurigar-Meyer at 2014 W. Fifth St., across the street from the north side of Chautauqua Park.
“We were in the basement. I believe it happened shortly after the sirens went off in Hastings, about midnight,” Shurigar-Meyer said. “We took the kids downstairs and heard a loud, kind of crackling noise. We weren’t sure what it was, so we went outside after the storms died down a little bit and saw that it was the tree on top of the truck.”
Meyer’s truck, which he uses for pro-street racing, is one of the few big possessions he still owns because he moves around so much, having served in the Navy since 2007.
“That truck really means a lot to him,” Shurigar-Meyer said. “That’s his toy for when he comes around and fixes it up and tinkers on it in his spare time.”
She broke the news to Meyer Sunday.