Sunbury woman remembered after Maine death

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MACHIAS, MAINE – A Sunbury woman is being remembered following a tragic accident in which she and a pregnant friend died.  38-year-old Melissa Moyer of Sunbury and 37-year-old Amy Stiner, who lived in Maine, but was originally from Bloomsburg, died  Tuesday.  They reportedly drove the wrong way into water off of the coast of Machias, Maine.

Tricia Shambach lives in Selinsgrove, but met Missy in high school.  Shambach says she knew Moyer was taking a trip and had heard from her before she left.  “I heard from her last week when she was going to Maine.  She was going to order lobster up there and asked me if I would be interested in any.”

When she heard the news Wednesday, Shambach said it was almost unbelievable.  “I really was in shock and I am still very upset about it.  It is such a hard thing to take in.  I really feel for her son and her entire family.  Missy was a wonderful person, excellent mother and a great friend.  She impacted a lot more lives than she really knew.”

According to the Associated Press, Moyer and Stiner became lost while hiking at a state park in Maine.  A landowner located them, as well as a dog and gave them a ride to his home.  Authorities later took them back to their car.  A short time later, the women called authorities to say they had driven their vehicle into the water.  Emergency crews responded and they found the car and women underwater.

The Associated Press had initially reported that Moyer was pregnant, however, they retracted the statement and now say it was Stiner who they believe was pregnant.  The investigation into the tragic accident continues. (Sara Bartlett/Associated Press)





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