Good Samaritan Plunges To Death, Family Seeks Safety Measures

The family of a North Carolina man who fell to his death while trying to help wreck victims on Interstate 440 in Raleigh says more safety measures are needed in the area.

WRAL-TV reported the family of 33-year-old Carroll "Lee" Eames Jr. of Willow Springs says additional precautions on the road might have saved his life.

Eames was killed about 7 p.m. Friday when he jumped over a barrier between the eastbound and westbound lanes to get out of the way of another vehicle. Police say Eames apparently didn't realize there was a gap between the roads that opens to Crabtree Creek.

After a similar fatal accident in 2005, the state Transportation Department put a fence on the inside part of the Inner Beltline. Fencing wasn't added to the inside part of the Outer Beltline, where Eames fell.

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  • by Chris Location: greenville on Nov 30, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    Be careful little feet where you walk
  • by Dang Location: Greenville on Nov 30, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    What happened, IS SAD and unfortunate. I just hope the man's family isn't going to sue the state for money...that would be ridiculous!

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