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Death Investigation - Interstate 84 in Baker City Area
December 19, 2012

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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A California man died Tuesday from an apparent heart attack while driving a commercial truck along Interstate 84 in the Baker City area. Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing the investigation.
According to Sergeant Ty Duby, on December 18, 2012 at approximately 10:58 a.m., OSP troopers and Baker City Fire Department responded to a report of a commercial truck and semi-trailer driving off the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 307. An off-duty doctor was on scene doing CPR on the driver when emergency responders arrived. The driver was transported by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City where he was later pronounced deceased.
The driver, DOUGLAS CAETON, age 49, from Colfax, California, was traveling westbound when the truck and semi-trailer drifted off the right shoulder and came to rest about 50 feet from the traffic lanes.
ODOT assisted OSP at the scene.