DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a Maine man making a cross-country trip on a recumbent bicycle to raise money for children with cancer was struck and killed on a Mississippi highway.
James Dobson, of Lebanon, Maine, started in New Hampshire on Oct. 1 for the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. His goal was to ride 60 miles daily, to San Diego.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol said Dobson, 32, was on Highway 98 west of Hattiesburg on Tuesday afternoon when he was struck from behind by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is under investigation.
Keith Loud, the hospital's physician in chief, said in a statement he was moved not only by Dobson's dedication but the courage it took to ride across the country in an effort to give back.
Dobson was documenting his trip on his GoFundMe page.