Man dead after truck flipped into the Iowa River

BY DI STAFF | MAY 10, 2011 7:20 AM

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One man was reported dead after a truck flipped over and into the Iowa River Monday, according to a press release from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

The release said officers received a report of a truck that overturned at the Iowa River near 4042 Izaak Walton Road at 9:15 a.m.

The Sheriff's Office, Ambulance Service, Hills Fire Department, and Iowa City Fire Department responded and found a man in the truck.

The man was later identified as Timothy Joseph Russel, 53, address unknown.

An autopsy will be conducted at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics today to determine the cause of death, the release said.

— by Hayley Bruce

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