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NY man trying to help another dies in bridge fall9 hours agoCATSKILL, N.Y.

(AP) — Police say a New York man running to the aid of another motorist fell to his death from a bridge, apparently because he didn't know there was a large gap between lanes.State police say 44-year-old Kevin Ryan, of Mount Kisco, was traveling on Route 23 in the town of Catskill, 30 miles south of Albany, around 10:45 p.m.

Sunday when he noticed a vehicle overturned in the opposite lane.Investigators say Ryan stepped over a concrete barrier unaware there was a 17-foot wide gap between the eastbound and westbound lanes of the bridge.

He fell nearly 50 feet to the rocks and concrete below.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.Troopers say the driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press.

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