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Services set for cyclist killed on nationwide charity ride

November 25, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Services are set for a Maine cyclist who was struck and killed on a Mississippi highway while making a cross-country charity ride to raise money for children with cancer.

James Dobson, of Lebanon, Maine, started in New Hampshire on Oct. 1 from the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He was 44 days into his “Positive Vibes Tour” on his recumbent bike near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, when he died. The crash remains under investigation.

The 32-year-old was raising money for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and more than $20,000 has been donated to a GoFundMe account.

Visiting hours being held Sunday afternoon A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home in Portland. Burial will be in the spring in Sanford, Maine.

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