Amherst man dies after crash on Route 101

AMHERST – A local man died following a crash last month on Route 101. Philip Howe, 73, of Amherst, died two days after the May 23 accident near the Bedford town line.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Howe was traveling west on Route 101, crossed over the yellow line for unknown reasons and struck a vehicle traveling east driven by Melissa Proulx, 31, of Amherst, who sustained injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Howe was transported to the hospital and died May 25, according to his obituary. Police said alcohol was not a factor, and the accident is under investigation.