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    Veteran Killed in Crash While Riding Cross-Country

    James Dobson, a native of Maine, left New Hampshire on a bike ride across the country to raise money for children's cancer research. He was hit and killed in Mississippi.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018)

    Authorities say a 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 the 32-year-old Dobson 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.

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