KUSD substitute teacher killed in Golden Valley traffic accident

KINGMAN – A quiet, but dependable, substitute teacher was killed in a traffic accident earlier this month.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman confirmed Kenneth Field, 61 of Golden Valley, died in a collision at about 7 a.m. May 1 on state Route 68 eastbound near milepost 21.

Field’s vehicle, a blue 2006 Toyota pickup, went off the roadway to the right, and overturned after striking a culvert. Field was pronounced dead at the scene. The actual cause of death is unknown and AZDPS said the investigation is ongoing.

Kingman High School Principal Rusty Moomey said he knew Field as a caring substitute teacher their short duration working together.

“He did a great job with our students,” Moomey said. “He was always here when he was scheduled and teachers could count on him. It is a loss for Kingman Unified School District and he will be missed at KHS.”

“He’d never missed a shift,” he added. “He was a real nice guy who wanted to be around kids.”

Field passed quietly.

Other than little information of his time at KHS, no further information could be obtained about Field’s time and history as a teacher and area resident.