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."
Our hearts were broken yesterday as we received the news that we lost one our own. Firefighter Will Potter passed away...Posted by Waterville Fire Department on Thursday, July 11, 2019
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.