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New Paris Fatal Accident Victim Identified

State police in Bedford have identified the victim of Wednesday’s fatal crash along Cortland Road in New Paris.

Troopers say 21-year-old Michael Howsare, of New Paris, was traveling southbound along Route 96 when his vehicle traveled off the shoulder of the roadway and struck a mailbox and a parked vehicle.

Investigators say Howsare re-entered the roadway and crossed the center lane of travel, striking a traffic sign, guide wire and a tree on the opposite side of the roadway.

Police say Howsare was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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