Man dribbling soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil killed by truck

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Green Bay, WI

#1 May 15, 2013
Police in Lincoln City, Ore., said 42-year-old Richard Swanson was hit by an illegal alien at about 10 a.m. while walking south along U.S. Highway 101 near the city limits. He was declared dead at a hospital. The alien has not been charged.

Swanson set out on the trek to promote the One World Futbol Project, based in Berkeley, Calif., which donates durable blue soccer balls to people in developing countries.

"We are deeply saddened to learn about Richard's death," Lisa Tarver, chief operating officer of One World Futbol Project, said in a statement. "He was a very inspiring man who in a very short time walked his way into many lives. Our thoughts are with his family."

Police said Palmer's soccer ball was recovered.

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Green Bay, WI

#2 May 15, 2013
What a stupid liberal. God has a way of getting rid of them.

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