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Two New Market women dead from injuries in Route 211 crash on Wednesday

Chris Graham
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Two New Market women are dead from injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Route 211 in Rockingham County on Wednesday.

Virginia State Police were called to the scene of the 4:50 p.m. crash, which involved a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse that was traveling west on Route 211 when it attempted a left turn into a private drive and collided with an eastbound 2010 Toyota Camry.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Jennifer L. Silvious, 47, of New Market, suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to Sentara RMH Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the Toyota, Denice R. Grove, 72, of New Market, suffered life-threatening injuries, and was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment.

A passenger in the Toyota, Melba E. Grove, 101, of New Market, Va., died at the scene of the crash.

A second passenger in the Toyota, Beatrice S. Antisdel, 69, of New Market, Va., suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to UVA Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Silvious was charged with reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].