Max Meadows man dies in two-vehicle crash on Route 11

Virginia State PoliceFrom Virginia State Police

At 3:34 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 9), Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 11 on Draper’s Mountain close to a half-mile north of Route 766 .

A 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander was traveling north on Route 11 when it crossed the centerline and struck a southbound 2014 Ford Focus.

The driver of the Ford, Garnie L. East, 90, of Max Meadows, Va., was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, Monica C. Harder, 31, of Pulaski, Va., was transported for treatment of minor injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Harder was charged with reckless driving (46.2-852). Driver distraction is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.