State police identify victim in fatal Ossipee crash as Mass. man, 58

Jan. 12—State police have identified the person killed in a head-on collision on Route 16 in Ossipee Tuesday morning as a Massachusetts man.

According to a news release, a vehicle was heading northbound in the area of Pine River Pond Road shortly before 11 a.m. when it crossed the center line and struck a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, identified by state police as Kevin P. Buote, 58, of Plymouth, Mass., was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger in that car was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The driver of the northbound vehicle also was injured and taken to a hospital.

State police are asking any witnesses or drivers with dashboard cameras to contact Trooper Andrew Wilensky by phone at 603-323-3333 or by email at