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Two killed in crash on I-77 near LaSalle Street early Sunday

Roy Miguel Mewborn, 24, has been charged with two counts of felony death by vehicle after a crash on Interstate 77 early Sunday.
Roy Miguel Mewborn, 24, has been charged with two counts of felony death by vehicle after a crash on Interstate 77 early Sunday.

Two people were killed in a crash on Interstate 77 near LaSalle Street in north Charlotte early Sunday, officials said.

Phillip Hayes Jr., 33, and Jessica Picatte, 32, were both pronounced dead at the scene at about 5 a.m. Sunday, WSOC reported.

Hayes was driving and Picatte was his passenger when Roy Miguel Mewborn, 24, hit them, WSOC reported, citing the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

Mewborn has been charged with two counts of felony death by vehicle, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

He has also been charged with driving while impaired, according to local news reports.

The crash was not weather-related, WBTV reported.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester

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