Man killed by car while dribbling soccer ball from USA to Brazil

The trip would have taken him on foot for more than a year through 11 countries before reaching Sao Paolo, Brazil, where the World Cup soccer tournament will be played.

updated: May 15, 2013 13:08 IST
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A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast.

Police in Lincoln City, Oregon, said 42-year-old Richard Swanson was hit at about 10 a.m. while walking south along U.S. Highway 101 near the city limits. He was declared dead at a local hospital. The driver has not been charged. (Note: Adjoining image is dated May 7 at Kelso, Wash.)

Lt. Jerry Palmer said investigators found materials among Swanson's things listing his website,

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