It is the second such fatality at that location. In October 2005, Todd Fletcher, 26, fell to his death not realizing that the bridges between the Outer and Inner beltlines were separated by open space.
The NCDOT Design Engineers deserve another moment of recognition. Are they the worst state run organization in the US? I certainly think they will take their sweet time in fixing this problem. Might be a three death minimum required before making any repair or design changes. And they might never admit fault.