Driver arrested in hit-and-run death of soccer ball dribbler

Driver arrested in hit-and-run death of soccer ball dribbler

Driver arrested in hit-and-run death of soccer ball dribbler

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 4:32 PM

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. -- A suspect was arrested Monday for the hit-and-run crash that killed a man dribbling a soccer ball along U.S. Highway 101, police said.

Richard Swanson, 42, was on the first leg of a journey from Seattle to Brazil to raise awareness for the One World Futbol charity when he was struck by a vehicle and killed on May 14. The driver left the scene.

Lincoln City police announced Monday they had arrested 52-year-old Scott Von Hiatt of Neskowin, Ore. in connection with Swanson's death.

Hiatt was charged with criminally negligent homicide and held in the Lincoln County Jail on $50,000 bail. He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Background: Man killed dribbling soccer ball to Brazil

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