Seattle man posted video before dying on highway

Updated at: 05/15/2013 1:36 PM
By LAUREN GAMBINO

(AP) PORTLAND, Ore. - A final video of a man who was killed while attempting to dribble a soccer ball from Seattle to Brazil shows him smiling and happy on an Oregon beach on his planned 10,000-mile walk.

Richard Swanson posted the video to Facebook Tuesday just an hour before he was fatally hit by a pickup on Oregon’s busy U.S. 101.

Swanson had begun his journey on May 1.

Tuesday morning, he posted a video on his Facebook page showing him walking along the beach, kicking a soccer ball.

Swanson planned to walk for more than a year through 11 countries before reaching Sao Paolo, Brazil, where the World Cup soccer tournament will be played in 2014.

He said in a video on his website that it was his dream to watch the World Cup.

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