NEW MARKET - A Stanley man died in a crash on North Valley Pike today, state police say.
Cecil Virgil Alger, 77, was driving a 1998 Toyota van that struck a tree at about 10:30 a.m. just north of the entrance to Endless Caverns, in northern Rockingham County near 14779 North Valley Pike. The vehicle was southbound when it crossed the center lines, hit a 2005 Ford Explorer and continued on, striking the tree on the east side of the roadway, VSP Sgt. F.L. Tyler said.
Nobody in the northbound vehicle was injured. Alger died at the scene.