A fiery crash on a highway in the Hudson Valley led to the death of one person.

On Thursday around 10 p.m., New York State Police from Troop T responded to a reported crash on I-287 in the town of Harrison, Westchester County.

Troop T of New York State Police is dedicated to policing on the Thruway System.

"The principal mission concern for Troop T is to increase safety on the roadway and reduce fatal and personal injury auto accidents," New York State Police says about Troop T.

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The preliminary investigation determined that 37-year-old George S. Wilkinson of White Plains, New York was driving eastbound in the left-hand lane at a high rate of speed when he veered into the center lane and struck a vehicle, according to New York State Police.

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Wilkinson lost control of his vehicle, which crossed all three lanes and went over the guide rail, striking a large sign and catching fire, officials say.

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Wilkinson was pronounced dead at the scene, according to New York State Police.

The other car was driven by 51-year-old Leah D. Gardiner of Stamford, CT, police say. Gardiner was not injured.

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