Driver Arrested in Death of Dribbler

A driver has been arrested for the death of Richard Swanson, who was attempting to dribble his soccer ball from Seattle to the World Cup.
A driver has been arrested for the death of Richard Swanson, who was attempting to dribble his soccer ball from Seattle to the World Cup.

A driver has been arrested in relation to the death of a Seattle man who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while attempting to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles from his hometown to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

Oregon police say that the driver was arrested on Monday and charged with criminally negligent homicide was  Scott Van Hiatt, of Neskowin.

Hiatt was indicted by a jury last week, and is now jailed with a $50,000 bail.

Richard Swanson was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while attempting to dribble a soccer ball through eleven countries on his way to Sao Paolo, Brazil for the start of next year’s World Cup.

A driver in a pickup truck struck him from behind, causing his death while he was heading down US 101 outside Lincoln City on May 14.

More on this story as it becomes available.

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