Manhole cover crashes into SUV’s windshield, killing driver

Published February 13, 2016 Associated Press

BOSTON – A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV’s windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said.

Police didn’t confirm the victim’s name Friday, but Milton Public School district identified her as Caitlin Clavette, an art teacher at Glover Elementary School in the Boston suburb.

“Ms. Clavette was a talented and special educator who has touched the lives of many students and families over the past four years in the Milton Public Schools,” the district said in a statement. “The entire Milton community extends its thoughts and prayers to Caitlin’s family and friends.”

Clavette had taught in all four of the district’s elementary schools, the district said. She was a graduate of Winchester High School, earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and her masters from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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