Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
At approximately 5:53 a.m. on June 20, 2021, the New York State Police in Saratoga responded to a single-car motor vehicle crash on I-87 south in the town of Malta.
Preliminary investigation determined that 59-year-old Paul N. Houston of Pittsfield MA was traveling southbound on I-87 in a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee when his vehicle drifted off the eastern shoulder of the roadway. His vehicle then struck a tree in the median.
Houston was the lone occupant of the vehicle and was transported to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries. Houston later died as a result of those injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.