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, breakawaybrazil.com.