Minn. FF dies in car crash
Will Potter, 27, had been a member of the Waterville Fire Department for six months and made a lasting impression with his fellow firefighters
By FireRescue1 Staff
WATERVILLE, Minn. — A Minnesota firefighter died after suffering fatal injuries in a two-vehicle crash.
Will Potter, a six-month member of the Waterville Fire Department, died after a fatal vehicle crash with another driver, Fox 9 reported. In a Facebook post, the WFD said his short time with the department had a lasting impact on his fellow firefighters.
"He was quick to respond, willing to help, and eager to learn," the post read. "He displayed all the characteristics of being a firefighter and was so proud of this accomplishment. Will, you will be greatly missed and always be a part of our family. Rest easy, we will take it from here."
According to the police report, a 40-year-old man driving a minivan crossed the centerline and crashed into Potter, who was not wearing a seatbelt, head-on. The man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The Waterville Fire Department honored Potter by raising a flag from a ladder on one of the engines.