YouTuber with over 3 million followers killed in accident on I-25 near Fort Collins

DENVER (KDVR) – The Colorado State Patrol said Tuesday that 40-year-old Benny Potter, a popular YouTube star and Colorado resident, was the victim of a one-car crash on Interstate 25 near Fort Collins.

The accident occurred around 9:19 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, on I-25 southbound near mile marker 267.5.

According to CSP, Potter was in his silver Toyota 4Runner when it left the right shoulder of the highway.

Potter continued to cross the access road that runs parallel to the highway before the vehicle rolled several times. According to CSP, Potter was wearing a seatbelt but succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle; no other vehicles were involved.

Potter ran a popular YouTube channel called Comicstorian, which had 3.02 million subscribers.

His wife Nathalie published the news on Monday on the social platform X.

“Ben has spent over 10 years spreading his love and appreciation for his hobbies,” the announcement said. “His love of engaging stories and well-written characters is what drew him to YouTube.”

The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing, but CSP said there is no evidence that vehicle impairment or excessive speed was involved.