The Tappahannock Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in the early morning hours of August 22. At approximately 5:55 am, officers responded to the area of Marsh Street and Route 17 and found two vehicles with extensive damage. The investigation at the scene indicated that Lottie M. Taliaferro of Tappahannock was driving a 2002 Izuzu east on Marsh Street at an excessive rate of speed when she disregarded the stop sign and struck a 2001 Chrysler on Rt. 17 driven by Kristi S. Johnson of Tappahannock. Johnson was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on scene. Taliaferro was transported to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and later flown to VCU Medical Center.
The crash remains under investigation by the Tappahannock Police Department.