Police ID woman killed in fiery NewKent crash
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.