Soulmates tragically killed in freak accident
Maggie Potter, 23, was killed along with her boyfriend, Max Muessig, 20, while driving to his mother’s home for dinner. The couple was pronounced dead on the scene in Freeman Township, about 190 miles northwest of Detroit, police said.
Potter is a Rhode Island native who attended high school at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. She met Muessig while studying at the University of Vermont, where she earned a degree in psychology in spring 2016.
Although Muessig transferred back home to Michigan State University following his grandfather’s death in December 2015, the couple pursued a long-distance relationship, flying back and forth to be with each other for holidays. At the time of the accident, Muessig was on spring break and the college sweethearts were planning to spend some time at his family’s cabin in Luzerne.
“Maggie truly believed there was magic in a wedding,” Ted Potter, Maggie’s father, told MLive.com. “Weddings made her believe in real-life fairy tales. Maggie loved being a part of that magic. It gave her one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.”
Along with her father, Maggie Potter is survived by her mother, Penelope, and her 25-year-old brother, Gus.
“Maggie was fortunate at such an early stage in life to have found her soulmate,” Ted Potter told MLive.com about Muessig. “They shared many core values and were looking forward to a promising future together.”