Saturday, August 23, 2014

Crash On Interstate 84 in Gooding County

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 08/23/2014 5:00 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 1:02 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a property damage crash on Interstate 84 in Gooding County. Mario R. Bajeca-Celaya, 24 years from Portland,Oregon, was driving west on Interstate 84 in a 2001 Ford Mustang. Bajeca-Celaya rear-ended a semi driven by Jose M. Salazar, 26 years of San Diego, California. Salazar pulled over to the right shoulder at milepost 160.5. The Ford Mustang went into the median.

Bajeca-Celaya attempted to leave the scene by heading east on Interstate 84, but he lost control again and went off the right shoulder into a canal. Salazar was wearing a seatbelt, it is unknown if Bajeca-Celaya was wearing one. Bajeca-Celaya was taken into custody and charged with DUI, Driving without Privileges, and Leaving the Scene of a Crash. This crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.

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