Updated: 06/08/2014 10:20 PM
Created: 06/08/2014 9:21 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart
The Minneapolis intersection where two young people were killed seven months ago became a place to celebrate their lives Sunday night.
Family and friends held a memorial barbecue for 20-year-old Melvin Jones and 21-year-old Brandi Ann Banks-Sutta.
The two were in a car stopped at the traffic light at Highway 55 and Morgan Ave. N on Nov. 3, when a driver rear-ended them. Both died instantly.
Police say the driver, Philip Bertelson, was speeding and had a blood alcohol level of .08.
The father of Banks-Sutta, Demetrius Pendelton, says this tragedy has impacted everyone in their community.
Back in April, a judge released Bertelsen from jail without setting bail.
If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.