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Alcohol likely cause of fatal accident in Rockingham County on Route 11

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A 27-year-old Rockingham County man is dead after a fatal crash on Thursday on Route 11.

Alcohol is considered a factor in the accident, according to police.

Justin L. McGuire of New Market died at the scene of the crash.

According to Virginia State Police, the crash occurred on North Valley Pike, south of Route 796 (Moores Mill Road), at 2:10 a.m.

Police say McGuire’s Toyota Tacoma was traveling north on Route 11 when it crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the roadway and collided with a tree.

The crash remains under investigation.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.