- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say an Arizona elementary school teacher has been killed in a personal watercraft accident on the Nevada side of the Colorado River.

Fort Mojave tribal police say 29-year-old Erin Ballard of Bullhead City was pronounced dead at a hospital Thursday night.

They say surveillance video show Ballard was operating a personal watercraft alone Thursday afternoon when it struck a bridge pillar in the river.

Police say the accident remains under investigation although impairment isn’t suspected.

Ballard had worked for the Bullhead City Elementary School District for three years.

District officials say she had recently resigned her fifth-grade teaching position at Coyote Canyon School to relocate closer to her family in California.

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