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Troopers say Valdez man dies in 4-wheeler crash

By Associated Press 10:45 AM July 17, 2014
VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) –

Alaska State Troopers say a 65-year-old Valdez man has died after he was pinned beneath his four-wheeler on a trail near Eureka.

Troopers say Ben Hopper was found dead on the Dillinger Pass trail. Troopers responded in a helicopter and found Hopper and the overturned vehicle on a remote section of the trail Wednesday evening.

Troopers say Hopper had lost control of the four-wheeler while making a steep descent. The vehicle flipped and pinned Hopper beneath it.

The body was being sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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