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Eagle River Man Dies in Rollover Accident

Published On: Mar 11 2014 11:56:22 AM AKDT   Updated On: Mar 11 2014 11:51:00 AM AKDT

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An Eagle River man died in a single-vehicle rollover accident shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday.

47-year-old Russell James lost control of a 2010 Ford pickup truck he was driving when he reached an icy stretch of road at the intersection of Kogru Place and Prudhoe Bay Avenue. The intersection is not far from Eagle River Road.

The truck flipped and made its way down an embankment.

Witnesses of the crash and first responders administered first aid to James, who was unconscious and had trouble breathing. The efforts were unsuccessful, and the driver was pronounced dead on the scene at about 7:30 a.m.

James' next-of-kin has been notified.