19-year-old charged with murder of man found on I-85

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A suspect has been charged after a man's body was found along Interstate 85 Wednesday night near Sugar Creek Road in Charlotte, police said.

The body was found about 10:14 p.m. near Exit 41. Officers said the victim was struck by a vehicle on the interstate.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim may have been involved in an altercation with a known suspect prior to the collision.

Police have identified the victim as 46-year-old David Earl Brannon. His family has been notified.

After interviewing a man at the scene, officers have charged 19-year-old Austin Kelligan with murder. He has been transferred to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is ongoing.