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Poet Mark Baumer killed while walking cross-country in solo protest

Poet Mark Baumer killed while walking cross-country in solo protest

Mark Baumer, an award-winning poet who was walking barefoot across the country to raise awareness about climate change, died Saturday after being hit by a car in Florida, reports WEAR-TV.

Baumer, 33, was struck by an SUV and pronounced dead at the scene on a highway in Walton County, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol said charges will be filed against the driver.

Baumer had been chronicling his cross-country walk in a blog, on

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