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Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Baker City
11/04/2008
Sergeant Darin Helman
Oregon State Police - Baker City
Office: (541) 523–5867 ext. 4112

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A Caldwell, Idaho woman died Tuesday after a single vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 84 about ten miles west of Baker City.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Darin Helman, on November 4, 2008 at approximately 11:34 a.m. OSP and personnel from Baker City and Rural Fire Department responded to a reported rollover crash in the median on Interstate 84 near milepost 293.
 
Preliminary investigation indicates a 1997 Dodge Caravan driven by SARA VALENCIA, age 62, from Caldwell, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when it drifted off the highway and into the median where it rolled several times before coming to a rest on its top.
 
Baker Fire Department personnel extricated VALENCIA from the vehicle where she was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was using safety restraints and airbags deployed.
 
OSP troopers from the Baker City office are continuing their investigation. ODOT assisted by closing one eastbound lane for approximately 2 hours during the scene investigation.