APEX, North Carolina (WTVD) — A man plunges to his death in Apex and now, neighbors fear someone else could be killed on Apex Barbecue Road.

The NCDOT replaced wood guardrails after the fatal accident. Residents want those wooden railings ripped and replaced with metal guardrails for better protection.

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Area residents says the driving conditions are dangerous.

“There’s just nothing to protect you,” said Apex resident Julia Davis.

“It’s just too small, you can’t get across it,” said Apex resident Karen Brown.

An ABC11 crew watched as drivers pumped the brake before slowly going over the narrow bridge. Other folks were seen crossing over the yellow line and staying as far away as possible from the edge.

ABC11 has been to this section of Apex several times through the years after drivers lost control.

Matthew Brandon, 36, of Raleigh, died this past Wednesday. His vehicle flipped and landed in Beaver Creek.

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In July of 2015, a UPS truck toppled down and got stuck under the bridge.

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