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Troopers ID man killed attempting to exit car on I-485

Published: Sep. 17, 2015 at 9:26 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2015 at 9:26 AM EDT
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Brandon Chanthakoummane (Source: Gaston County Sheriff's Office)
Brandon Chanthakoummane (Source: Gaston County Sheriff's Office)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man is dead after officials say he attempted to get out of his car on Interstate 485 in west Charlotte early Thursday morning.

Troopers say around 2 a.m., a driver, later identified as 24-year-old Brandon Chanthakoummane, lost control of his car and hit a guardrail. He then started to get out of his car when it was struck by another passing vehicle.

The accident happened on the I-485 inner loop at Exit 10, near Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

I-485 was reopened around 4 a.m. Troopers believe Chanthakoummane may have been speeding when he lost control of the car and came to a stop in the middle of the highway.

Chanthakoummane was pronounced dead on the scene, officials say. A passenger inside the car, whose name has not been released, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with minor injuries.

Troopers say no charges will be filed.

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