DOT To Add Fence At Bridge Where NC Man Fell & Died

North Carolina transportation officials say a security fence will be added at a highway bridge crossing in Raleigh where a man fell to his death while trying to help people involved in a three-car wreck.

Multiple media outlets reported Thursday the fence will be put along the westbound bridge of Interstate 440 where 33-year-old Carroll Lee Eames Jr. died Nov. 27 after he leaped over a barrier to avoid oncoming traffic.

Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said in a speech at the Crabtree Rotary Club his agency continues to investigate the accident. The fence is expected to cost up to $50,000 and be installed by Feb. 1.

Eames fell through a gap between the bridges on I-440 over Crabtree Creek.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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