Authorities are investigating a deadly one-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in northern Broome County.

According to New York State Police, a 911 caller reported a vehicle was on its side and on fire in the town of Triangle around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The crash occurred in the rock cut section of the I-81 about three miles south of Whitney Point.

Investigators say 64-year-old Paul Fridley of Fenton, Missouri died as a result of the incident. The southbound lanes of the highway were closed between Whitney Point and Castle Creek for a few hours for the crash investigation.

Troopers want to speak with anyone who witnessed the crash or may have seen the vehicle involved before the incident. The vehicle was described as a black Kia Sedona with Missouri license plates.

People with information may contact state police at (607) 775-1241.

This story was updated to include the name of the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash.

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