The woman killed by a flying manhole cover on Interstate 93 in south Boston, has been identified as Caitlin Clavette, an art teacher at Glover Elementary School.

Clavette was killed near Boston’s O’Neill Tunnel Friday after a manhole cover became dislodged and flew into the air. The manhole cover then smashed through Clavette’s windshield, tragically killing her.


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Following the crash, MassDOT crews and welders spent the afternoon examining all travel lane infrastructure in Boston to check that manhole covers, grates, and covers for electrical panels are secure. h/t

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Clavette’s students, family and friends at this difficult time.