A Tuesday morning crash near Interstate 485 killed a 29-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Thursday.
The man, Anoulame J. Thayorath, drove a Nissan Murano through a red light at the West W.T. Harris Boulevard exit, and the car was hit by a tractor-trailer, police said.
Thayorath and his passenger, Amber Nicole Edwards, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The truck driver, Tracy Stephan Green, was not intoxicated and has not been charged with a crime, police said.
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Edwards had two children, according to her obituary. She was from Gaston County.
Thayorath had family in Rhode Island and went by the name Joy, according to social media posts.