Drivers involved in wrong-way crash on I-485 in Charlotte ID'd

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people were killed in a crash in west Charlotte early Saturday, officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

Officials said the incident happened around 4 a.m. on Interstate 485 near West Boulevard when a driver, identified as 27-year-old Jeremiah Bellard, traveling the wrong way collided with another car, driven by 68-year-old Jose Carpio.

Both drivers were killed, troopers said.

Troopers said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, but are awaiting the toxicology report.

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