Svetlana Potchtar Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident in Tobyhanna Township
Where: The accident occurred on Interstate 380 in Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer and a car collided under unspecified conditions.
- Svetlana Potchtar, driver of Subaru Crosstrek
- William G. Mendenhall, driver of tractor-trailer
- Svetlana Potchtar, 54, killed
- William G. Mendenhall, 56, injured
On or about Friday, October 30th, 2020, around 4:22 in the afternoon, an accident between a tractor-trailer and a car left a 54-year-old woman dead. State Police said the accident happened along Interstate 380 in Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania.
Officers said 54-year-old Svetlana Potchtar was killed when the Subaru Crosstrek she was driving an a tractor-trailer collided under unspecified circumstances near Stroudsburg. First responders pronounced Potchtar dead of her injuries at the scene of the accident.
Officials identified the driver of the tractor-trailer as 56-year-old William G. Mendenhall, who sustained minor injuries in the accident.
Google Maps shows Tobyhanna Township sits about 54 miles north of Allentown.
Authorities hope to release more information about the accident at a later date.
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