22 June 2021
 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.

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