Diner customer dies after being hit with flying debris

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN (WNEP) -- The Schuylkill County coroner confirms a man hit by debris inside a diner in Schuylkill County has died.

Martin Moyer was sitting inside Robin's Diner in Schuylkill Haven when two tires broke off the back of a truck and went crashing through the window of the place last week on July 7. Moyer died on July 11.

"He did love going there," Moyer's son Bradley said. "Robin's Diner is one of his usual stops. He would go there two to three times a week and almost always on Fridays."

Moyer's son, Bradley, never thought his father would lose his life at the diner.

"Dad is a hard worker," Bradley said. "Never stops. He's willing to go out of his way for anybody and supports his family endlessly."

Moyer went by "Chico." He grew up in Orwigsburg and worked as a mason. In addition to his work as a mason, Moyer also was a volunteer firefighter for years at the Landingville Community Fire Department. There is a message posted about his death on the front of the building.

Moyer said now that his father has passed on, he will step in to help fill the void left in his family.

"Just like his attitude always was, never quit, always make sure everyone is taken care of, and that is what I've promised him," Bradley said. "Everyone here will be fine. I will take care of them. (He doesn't) have to worry."

State troopers are still investigating why the tires flew into the restaurant. They are not saying whether there will be charges filed. The diner is still closed.

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A 74-year-old man has died after a tragic incident occurred at a diner where he was eating earlier this month.
A 74-year-old man has died after a tragic incident occurred at a diner where he was eating earlier this month.
A 74-year-old man has died after a tragic incident occurred at a diner where he was eating earlier this month.
A 74-year-old man has died after a tragic incident occurred at a diner where he was eating earlier this month.
A 74-year-old man has died after a tragic incident occurred at a diner where he was eating earlier this month.
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