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Oil Spill Cyclist Laid to Rest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) --

Funeral arrangements have been made for a Florida Panhandle manwho was killed during his cross-country bike ride to raise awareness about the Gulf Coast oil spill.

Roger Grooters of Gulf Breeze was just days from finishing his
3,200-mile journey when he was hit by a truck Wednesday, Oct. 6 morning outside Panama City. His wife followed him in an SUV and was with him when he was killed.

A funeral for the 66-year-old man will be held Monday at the
Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church.

Grooters began his ride Sept. 10 in Oceanside, Calif.

Family members said that they are uncertain exactly how much money has been raised to date but that the money will go to counseling for oil spill victims.


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