From the Gay Star News:
The father who was walking across America to raise awareness for his gay son who committed suicide has died.
Joe Bell, 48, from La Grande, Oregon was killed on his walk last night (9 October) when he was hit by a semi truck in eastern Colorado.
The walk across North America was in tribute to his gay 15-year-old son Jadin, who hanged himself in an elementary school playground in January.
The grieving father was walking eastbound on the shoulder of Highway 40, 20 miles northwest of Kit Carson, when he was hit at 5.10pm.
He was pronounced dead at the scene