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Police Investigating 2 Deadly Crashes on Same Road in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating two separate deadly crashes that happened on the same road in Georgetown Saturday afternoon.

Police say the first crash happened just before 4 p.m. and left one person dead and another in critical condition.

Police say 23-year-old Samantha Potter, of Marydel, was driving on West Robbins Road as 28-year-old Miguel Hernandez-Alberti was driving a box-truck on Redden Road. As the vehicles approached the intersection, police say Potter failed to stop at the stop sign and entered into the path of the truck and the two collided. 

Potter's car continued into a drainage ditch, while the truck hit a tree and caught fire. Police say the driver and his passenger were able to get out safely. The fire was quickly extinguished by a neighbor. 
 
Police say Potter was pronounced dead at the scene. The right front passenger, Daniel B. Bashelor, 32 of Georgetown, was flown to the Christiana Hospital by a Maryland State Police Aviation Unit. Police say he is listed in critical condition.

Hernandez-Alberti and his passenger sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. 
 
 About ten minutes later, police say another deadly crash happened on Redden Road.

Police say 79-year-old Brooks Goldman of Bethany Beach and 44-year-old Lashawn Jones of Magnolia were driving in opposite directions near Check Road, when Goldman crossed into the path of Jones and the two cars collided.

Goldman was transported to the Milford Memorial Hospital and admitted with serious injuries. Police say there were three other passengers in that car. Eleanor Brown, 85 of Bethany, was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital where she died of her injuries. June Goldman, 77 of Bethany, was airlifted to the Christiana Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Donald Brown, 87 of Bethany, was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries. 
 
Jones was treated and released with minor injuries. There were four other passengers in his car, an adult and three children.

Police say Sharon Jones, 41 of Magnolia was airlifted to Christiana Hospital with serious injuries. A 12-year-old was initially transported to Milford Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to AI DuPont Hospital and is being treated for a non-life threatening injury. An 11-year-old and a 14-year-old were transported to Milford Memorial Hospital and released with no injuries.

The Delaware State Police continue to investigate these two separate collisions. Redden Road was closed for approximately four and half hours while the crashes were investigated and cleared.

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