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Driver killed in Eagle River rollover

By KTVA CBS 11 News 1:37 PM March 11, 2014

Russell James, 47, died around 7:30 a.m.

ANCHORAGE – An Eagle River resident was killed Tuesday morning when his truck slid off icy roads and rolled down an embankment, police said.

According to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department, 47-year-old Russell James was driving a 2010 Ford pickup when he seemingly lost control of the vehicle near the intersection of Kogru Place and Prudhoe Bay Avenue just after 7 a.m. The truck rolled down an embankment, police said, and witnesses and first responders reported James — the only occupant — was unconscious and struggling to breath when they administered first aid.

James could not be revived, police said, and he was pronounced dead around 7:30 a.m.

His next of kin have been notified, police said.

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