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Father Killed on Awareness Walk in Son’s Memory

Destiny Baker3 years ago

The New York Daily News reports Joseph Bell, 48, has died after being struck by a tractor-trailer while walking along Interstate 40 in Colorado.

Man Begins Awareness Walk in Son’s Memory

  • At the time of the accident, Bell was about 1000 miles into an awareness walk that was part of an anti-bullying campaign he began in his son’s memory.
  • Bell’s son, Jadin, hung himself in a school yard after facing years of relentless bullying for being gay.
  • The 5000 mile walk was set to end in New York City where 15-year-old Jaiden hoped to one day find acceptance.

Father on Cross Country Walk Struck by Tractor-Trailer

  • According to Colorado State Police, Bell died after being hit by a Farold Inc. tractor-trailer being driven by Kenneth Raven, 49.
  • Raven has been cited for careless driving resulting in death as it is believed Raven fell asleep at the wheel leading to the tragic accident. Farold Inc. is denying the allegations.
  • If convicted, Raven could face up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor offense.
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