Driver dies in rollover crash in Eagle River Valley

Devin Kelly

The driver of a pickup died in a rollover crash in Eagle River Valley on Tuesday morning, police said.

Anchorage police responded at 7:09 a.m. to a report of a single-vehicle rollover at Kogru Place and Prudhoe Bay Avenue off Eagle River Road, just over a mile from the Eagle River Nature Center.

The sole occupant of the 2010 Ford pickup, Russell James of Eagle River, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Anchorage police spokeswoman Anita Shell.

Shell said in an email release it appeared James lost control of the truck on an icy road, after which it rolled down an embankment.

Witnesses and first responders were unsuccessful in attempts to revive James.

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