CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. -- A woman was rescued by several people after flipping and crashing her car on Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks Monday.
Ketzy Roeder, 60, of Kennewick, Wash., was driving when her car traveled onto the right shoulder of the road and she appeared to lose control, said Lieutenant Gregg Hastings of Oregon State Police.
The car struck a rock mound, went airborne and up an embankment into trees before rolling over several times and finally stopping on the highway shoulder. The crash led to a vehicle fire which spread into the grass and trees near I-84.
Roeder was rescued by several people who stopped after witnessing the crash. Police said an unidentified man kicked out a rear window in the burning car while Roeder was unconscious.
A group of people then rolled the vehicle onto its side, and then the man broke the car’s sunroof with a baseball bat.
The man then reached inside the car and cut Roeder’s seat belt. Roeder regained consciousness and several people worked together to pull her from the burning car.
Firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the spreading fire. Roeder was treated and transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
Police are investigating the crash. All highway lanes were open 90 minutes after the crash.