YAKIMA, Wash.- The 55-year-old Yakima man hit by a car last Thursday died Tuesday morning at Yakima Regional Hospital. Joe Halford was hit by a car while crossing the intersection at Walnut Street and Fourth Avenue. He'd been in critical condition since. Police say the accident was not a hit and run, nor was the driver was not cited.
You may have seen him out in about in Yakima, Joe was well-known as the man who walked the streets with a big coffee cup of coffee and a smile. Many say it was his simple acts of kindness that were a true inspiration. Joe had a genetic disorder called Fragile X. Friends say it's a lot like austim, but it never held him back.