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Funeral Held For Milton Art Teacher Killed In Manhole Cover Accident

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A funeral service was held Tuesday for a Milton teacher who died Friday when a manhole cover on Interstate 93 became dislodged and flew through the windshield of her car.

Caitlin Clavette's friends and family members remembered the 35-year-old as an enthusiastic art teacher and athlete at a church service held at St. Eulalia Parish in Winchester.

Clavette graduated from the College of William and Mary, where she played varsity lacrosse, according to her obituary. She began teaching art at Milton Public Schools in 2011, after teaching students in Scituate at the Cushing Elementary School.

Clavette was driving southbound on I-93, on her way to work, when the manhole cover struck her car at around 7:50 a.m. Friday.

After the accident, state officials inspected hundreds of other manhole covers on Boston area highways, as well as sewage grates and electric panel covers. Officials said they found no threat to public safety.

Clavette was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington. In lieu of flowers, her relations say donations can be made to the MSPCA.

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