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Oregon Man Killed in Colorado While on Walk to Raise Awareness About Bullying

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An Oregon man who was walking across the country to raise awareness about bullying is dead after being hit by a truck in Colorado. An Oregon man who was walking across the country to raise awareness about bullying is dead after being hit by a truck in Colorado.

KIT CARSON, CO - An Oregon man who was walking across the country to raise awareness about bullying is dead after being hit by a truck in Colorado.

48-year-old Joseph Bell of LaGrande was walking after his 15-year-old gay son killed himself after reportedly being bullied earlier this year.

The Colorado State Patrol says Bell died Wednesday after being struck along a two-lane highway in a rural area 20 miles northwest of Kit Carson. Investigators believe the driver fell asleep.
    
Bell's son, Jadin, died in February after hanging himself in a schoolyard.  He had reported being bullied, but he didn't leave a suicide note.
    
Bell began his walk in April and planned to finish in New York City.
    
The truck driver, 49-year-old Kenneth Raven, of Bryan, Texas, has been charged with careless driving resulting in death, a misdemeanor.

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