Fatal Crash in Bear: Delaware State Police Investigate Tragic Collision on State Route 1

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BEAR, DE — The Delaware State Police say they continue to investigate a Bear area crash that occurred last month after 27-year-old Carlos Segundo-Potrero of Bear, Delaware, died Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained in the crash.

According to Investigators, on August 30, 2023, at approximately 7:43 a.m., a yellow 2017 Volvo tractor towing a loaded auto-carrier was traveling in the left northbound lane of State Route 1 passing the intersection with the off ramp from State Route 40 eastbound. Simultaneously, a black 2007 Toyota Camry was negotiating the right curve on the ramp from SR 40 eastbound to SR 1 northbound when it lost control on the wet roadway. The Toyota crossed the grass-covered shoulder and entered the northbound lanes of SR 1 in the Volvo’s path. The driver’s side of the Toyota struck the front of the Volvo in the left northbound lane of SR 1.

The operator of the Toyota, identified as Segundo-Potrero, was transported to an area hospital, where he was admitted for critical injuries. On September 2, 2023, he died from injuries sustained in the crash. The front right passenger in the Toyota, a 32-year-old woman, was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries. The operator of the Volvo, a 49-year-old man from Ronks, Pennsylvania, was not injured.

Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Sergeant J. Jefferson of Troop 2 CRU by calling 302-365-8484. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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