Art teacher dies from misplaced manhole cover on roadway

On Friday, February 12, a misplaced manhole cover weighing over 200 pounds flew up and struck the windshield of a Honda sport utility vehicle that was traveling in the left lane of Interstate 93 south near the exit for the Thomas P. O’Neill Tunnel in Boston. Tragically, the accident resulted in the death of the SUV driver as she was making her daily morning commute to work.

The victim was later identified by the Milton Public School District as Glover Elementary School art teacher Caitlin Clavette.

Highway administrator at the Massachusetts Department Of Transportation, Thomas Tinlin, said that state transportation workers were asked to inspect around 500 manhole covers and utility panels throughout the Boston area “out of an abundance of caution” following the incident.

The thoughts of everyone at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, go out to the loved ones of the victim of this tragic accident.