A man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after police said he was involved in a crash that killed a man Monday morning.
Police were attempting to stop a Hyundai Genesis being driven by 24-year-old Julius Brandon Lawson shortly after 9:30 a.m. Lawson, of Charlotte, was reportedly speeding on University City Boulevard, according to police.
After Lawson wouldn't stop his car, the pursuing officer stopped chasing, police said. Lawson then drove his car onto the Interstate 485 Outer Loop and exited at North Tryon Street, officials said.
Lawson went through a red light and hit a Ford Econoline van, causing the van to overturn and a passenger to be ejected, according to police. The ejected passenger, 33-year-old Matthew Thomas Schwatka, was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic.
Lawson's car was struck by a International 9200 truck when it came to rest, police said. He had a minor injury, while the driver of the truck wasn't hurt.
Lawson was arrested Monday. He also faces a charge of driving with a revoked license.
Police said alcohol wasn't a factor in the crash, but speed and running a red light were.