Man Killed While Trying To Help Crash Victims

A North Carolina man has been killed trying to help people injured in a car crash.

Multiple media outlets reported Saturday that the 33-year-old Good Samaritan fell off a bridge after jumping over a highway barrier Friday night in Raleigh.

Investigators say the man was one of two who had stopped to help. Authorities say they jumped over the barrier as another car hurtled toward them.

The man's name has not been released while authorities try to locate his relatives. The other Good Samaritan was not injured, and two people injured in the crash were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Another man was killed in the same area four years ago. Todd Whitaker Fletcher died in October 2005 after he fell off the same bridge trying to assist crash victims.


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  • by James Location: Raleigh on Nov 28, 2009 at 08:05 PM
    Why is witn showing this picture? The accident happened on I-440 near the Glenwood exit. The guy was going trying to help and did not realize there was an open space in the median. Then he fell into crabtree creek and died. There was another person that fell also, but only had scratches and bruises.
  • by family friend Location: eastern carolina on Nov 28, 2009 at 07:16 PM
    I knew Todd Fletcher, he was a fine young man. I'm sure his family misses him very much.
  • by qwerty Location: wilson on Nov 28, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    You mean the other story about 2 nursing home residents getting killed on thr tracks
  • by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Why were the residents away from Britthaven?! Was there an alert out that these men were missing?! I did not think people who lived at Britthaven's were allowed to leave unassisted? It is not an assisted living facility. What the heck?
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