Katie Richards Car Accident: N.D. Director of Student Success and Disability at Mayville State University Died in Fatal Reynolds Car Crash
Katie Richards Car Accident: The community at Mayville State University is in grief following the early Thursday morning death of a cherished employee in a tragic vehicle accident.
In the early hours of this morning, a car accident in Reynold claimed the life of Katie Richards, the director of student success and disability support services at Mayville State University and a member of the University of North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame.
Following a rapid turn off the road and repeated sumersaults, the Hope, North Dakota, woman was pronounced dead from her car accident. The vehicle was travelling south on 22nd Avenue NE, approximately eight miles west of Reynolds in Traill County.
On November 2, 2023, at around 12:10 a.m., law enforcement officials received a report of a crashed car. Katie’s death was officially declared on the spot.
The 2021 Buick Enclave was travelling south, and Katie was the only one inside, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. It was found by law enforcement that the driver had not buckled up at the time of the collision.
Based on her academic record, Katie was a standout player for the women’s basketball team in 1998–99. She is currently the Director of Disability Services and Student Success at Mayville State University.
Since 2009, Katie has been the varsity boys basketball coach at May-Port-CG High School. Her prior achievements include being selected for Hope High School’s all-state basketball team and being named an honourable mention All-American while she was a member of the University of North Dakota Sioux, where she was instrumental in three national championship wins.
The 1998–1999 NCAA Women’s Basketball Division II Championship team, including Katie Richards and her teammates, was recently inducted into the University of North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame.