2 dead in overnight wrong-way crash on I-485

Two people died in a wrong-way crash on the inner loop of I-485 early Saturday morning, the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Robert Lee Presson Jr., 43 and of Charlotte, was traveling the wrong way in a black Hummer on I-485 near mile marker 20 around 3:13 a.m., officials said.

The Highway Patrol said Presson crashed into 22-year-old Amy Lee Lofton, of Belmont, who drove a 2008 Dodge pickup truck.

Both drivers were killed on impact, officials said.

Channel 9 asked the Highway Patrol if alcohol and speed were factors in this crash.