A driver was killed while trying to pass a tractor-trailer in the right lane of I-84 in the Hudson Valley.

On Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., New York State Police from Montgomery responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 84 in the town of Montgomery.

A preliminary investigation reveals that a black 2008 Chevrolet pick-up truck was traveling in the passing lane behind a tractor-trailer and another uninvolved vehicle. The pick-up truck then entered the right lane and passed the tractor-trailer and the other vehicle, police say.

The pick-up truck then struck a tractor-trailer in the right lane while trying to return to the passing lane and lost control of the truck, police say.

The truck rolled over several times, traveled about 150 yards, and the driver was thrown from the truck. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Update: Wednesday afternoon, police identified the driver as Thomas E. Hallahan, 32, of Newburgh.

Interstate 84 westbound was closed in both lanes for several hours as police investigated. Traffic was diverted off of exit 5A westbound and getting back on at exit 5.

As State Police continue to investigate they are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact the State Police at Montgomery at 845-457-1388.

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