White Plains man killed in crash on I-287 in Harrison


Police and emergency services are still investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday.

New York State Police said it was called Interstate 287 in the Westchester County town of Harrison (the Cross Westchester Freeway) on February 24, 2022 at approximately 10:00 p.m.

In a written statement, New York State Police said their preliminary investigation determined that George S. Wilkinson, 37, of White Plains, New York, was “driving eastbound in the left lane at a high speed when it veered into the center lane and struck a vehicle driven by Leah D. Gardiner.” Gardiner is a 51-year-old man from Stamford, Connecticut.

Police then said: ‘Wilkinson lost control of his vehicle, which crossed all three lanes and went over the guide rail, hitting a large sign and catching fire.’

Rescuers arrived and Wilkinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Soldiers say Gardiner was not injured in the incident.

No other injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved in the crash. Police have yet to say what caused Wilkinson to lose control of his vehicle and cause the crash.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation, or any witnesses to the crash, especially those with dash cam footage, are urged to call state police.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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