LAGRANDE, Ore. -- A father who embarked on a national trek to honor his gay son, who took his life after being bullied, was struck by a semi in Colorado and died.
Joe Bell, 48, was killed on a highway about 20 miles northwest of Kit Carson, Colo., according to news reports and Bell's Facebook page about the quest.
Bell was pronounced dead at the scene of the 5 p.m. collision. He was walking eastbound on the shoulder, according to KKTV.
The semi-driver from Texas may have fallen asleep at the wheel, according to Colorado state troopers. he was cited for careless driving resulting in death.
The Joe's Walk For Change Facebook page was flooded with eulogies to the father and son. The news was delivered on the page with the following message.