Katie Richards Car Accident: Katie Richards’s untimely death in a car accident on Thursday morning has left the Mayville State University community in mourning. In the early hours of this morning, an automobile accident in Reynold took the life of Katie Richards, the director of student achievement and disability support services at Mayville State University and a member of the University of North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Hope, North Dakota woman was pronounced dead at the scene of her car accident after she veered violently off the road and performed multiple sumersaults. About eight miles west of Reynolds in Traill County, the car was headed south on 22nd Avenue NE. On the morning of November 2, 2023, at approximately 12:10 a.m., police received a report of a car crash. Katie’s death was formally declared on the scene.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol received a report about a 2021 Buick Enclave traveling south with only Katie inside. The police investigation revealed that the motorist had not been wearing a seatbelt. Katie’s academic performance in 1998–1999 made her a key member of the women’s basketball squad. Now at Mayville State University, she oversees the Disability Services and Student Success departments. Katie has been the head coach of the May-Port-CG High School boys’ basketball team since 2009.
Prior to joining the University of North Dakota Sioux, where she played a pivotal role in three national championship victories, she was named to the all-state basketball team for Hope High School. Katie Richards and the rest of the team that won the 1998–1999 NCAA Women’s Basketball Division II Championship for the University of North Dakota were just inducted into the UND Athletic Hall of Fame.