New Bedford Teacher and Husband Killed in New Hampshire Crash
CONWAY, N.H. — Two New Bedford residents are dead following a crash involving their motorcycle in New Hampshire on Monday.
Conway Police say David and Cathy Oliveira, both 57, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, were struck by a pickup truck while traveling on Eastman Road in Conway just before noon on Labor Day.
Police say the Oliveiras were making a left turn on their motorcycle onto Eastman Road from East Conway Road when they were struck by a truck traveling west on Eastman Road. Both David and Cathy died as a result of their injuries sustained in the crash.
Cathy Oliveira was a teacher in New Bedford Public Schools for over 15 years, having taught at Winslow Elementary School, Grade 5, and most recently at Normandin Middle School, Grade 6.
Below is a statement released on Tuesday from New Bedford Public Schools:
It is with great sadness that we learned that our colleague, Cathy Oliveira, passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. Everyone at NBPS extends condolences to Cathy’s family and are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers during this most challenging time.
For more than 15 years Cathy served as an educator in New Bedford Public Schools at Winslow Elementary School, Grade 5, and most recently at Normandin Middle School, Grade 6.
Counselors are available for any staff who needs support during this difficult time. Additional staff will be available at Normandin Middle School and Winslow Elementary School to provide support to students and staff.
-New Bedford Public Schools