Dillwyn woman killed in I-81 crash

Published 6:51 am Monday, May 10, 2021

A Dillwyn woman was killed during a traffic accident on I-81 last week.

According to a release from the Virginia State Police, Temple P. Taylor, 75, of Dillwyn, was driving a 1999 Toyota traveling north at the 31 mile marker on I-81 Saturday, May 1, at approximately 3:20 p.m., when she came upon stopped traffic slowing to merge for a work zone approximately 1.5 miles ahead. Taylor’s car was unable to stop in time and rear ended a 2015 Toyota Rav4. The impact of the crash caused Taylor’s vehicle to run off the right side of the road and overturn. Taylor, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The driver of the Rav4, a 23-year-old woman from Annapolis, Maryland, was not injured in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.