A section of State Route 17 is renamed in honor of a New York State Department of Transportation employee who was killed at the site.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo August 9 signed legislation designating a portion of the Southern Tier Expressway in the Town of Nichols as the Dennis “Matt” Howe Memorial Highway

An undated photo of Matt Howe and his wife, Alycia Haus. (Photo: GoFundMe)

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Howe was part of a DOT crew working along the side of the road March 13 when a tractor trailer hit the maintenance vehicle that had its lights flashing, fatally injuring the Candor man.  Howe died at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre March 18.

37-year-old tractor trailer driver, Lawrence Faucett of Ulster, Pennsylvania was accused of violating New York’s Move Over Law and was ticketed for moving from a lane unsafely.