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NC Good Samaritan’s family wants safety measures

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RALEIGH — 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.

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

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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.

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