Two Drivers Killed in Head-On Collision on Route 11 in Virginia

By Peter DePaolis

According to, two people died in an accident on Route 11 on the morning of April 7. Virginia State Police were called to the crash on Lee Highway near College Lane at 7:59 a.m.

Officials stated that a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was traveling southbound on Highway 11 when it pulled into the center turn lane. A vehicle ahead was stopped in the turn lane and, according to witnesses, the pickup truck swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid the stopped vehicle. When the Silverado swerved to the left, it went into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a northbound 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, according to police.

Both the 65-year-old driver of the Silverado and the 33-year-old driver of the Cavalier died at the scene.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.