- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A 69-year-old Williston woman killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash was a music instructor who spent nearly half a century teaching in the city’s public schools.

Kathleen Hovde died Monday afternoon in a pasture near her rural Williams County home. She was pinned between a wooden fence post and a four-wheeled work utility vehicle that investigators speculate rolled downhill when she tried to get back inside, according to the Highway Patrol.

“Our investigation leads us to believe she was outside the vehicle when the crash happened,” Patrol Lt. Jamie Huschka told the Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/1TJwQyz ).

Hovde taught music and band to elementary students for 43 years. She retired in 2013, was a temporary instructor in 2014 and returned to full-time teaching last year.

“She was a very caring and compassionate teacher,” Assistant Superintendent Pam Lambert said. “She had a great love for music, but she had an even greater love for students, and that will be dearly missed.”

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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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