Richmond Times-Dispatch

Police ID woman killed in fiery NewKent crash

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A King and Queen County woman has been identified as the driver who was killed Dec. 3 in a fiery crash in New Kent County.

State police said Lottie M. Taliaferro, 38, who lived in the King and Queen community of Mattaponi, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash on state Route 273 (Farmers Drive), just north of state Route 249 (New Kent Highway).

Police said Taliaferro was driving south in a 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Chrysler Concorde about 6:50 a.m. The Mirage then ran off the road and caught fire.

The driver of the Concorde, Lenora D. Sheppard, 38, of Mattaponi, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.

Police said Taliaferro also was wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigat­ion.

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