Police investigate fatal accident in Newark, Del.

January 4, 2011 1:05:24 PM PST
Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 4 in Newark.

Police say the accident happened at the intersection of Prides Crossing Drive about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday. A car driven by 20-year-old Jason Potter of Newark was traveling west on Route 4 when Potter lost control, drove into the center grass median and hit a tree.

Potter's car entered the eastbound lanes of Route 4 and hit a car driven by 26-year-old Tabitha Bendel of Newark.

Police say Potter was partially ejected from his car and was pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital. Bendel and her two passengers were treated and released.