March 29, 2017

A state lawmaker is calling for "deadly" guardrails to be banned after the death of a Fredonia native in Tennessee.

Hannah Eimers' death made national headlines after her father said he was accidentally billed for the guardrail that killed his daughter. Now he's using the spotlight to try and encourage states to get rid of a device he says shouldn’t have been on the road in the first place.

Five months ago, 17-year-old Hannah Eimers was driving her father's car in Tennessee when she went off the road and crashed into the guardrail. The guardrail end-terminal involved in the crash was removed from the Tennessee DOT's list of approved materials -- one week before her fatal accident.

The device Eimers hit is what’s known as an “X-LITE” terminal. The Tennessee DOT removed it from its list of approved materials for contractors to use due to “concerns about potential long-term performance issues.”

The full article can be read at News 10 WHEC.