Goshen woman dies in single-vehicle crash

Virginia State Police investigated a fatal single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon (Aug. 25, 2011) in Augusta County that claimed a woman’s life. At approximately 12:16 p.m., Trooper D.C. Brydge was notified of the crash that occurred in the 200 block of Route 42 (Little Calf Pasture Highway) about 3/10 of a mile south of Route 688 in the Buffalo Gap area.

A 2010 Chevrolet AVEO-LT was traveling north on Route 42 when it veered off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The driver, Mary P. Martin, 74, of Goshen, was airlifted to the University of Virginia’s Medical Center. Her condition is unknown. Ms. Martin was wearing a seatbelt.

The passenger, Berdie L. Lowe, 80, of Goshen, died at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Virginia State Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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