Thanks to the bravery and quick actions of several witnesses to the accident, a Tri-Cities woman is alive today after a fiery crash near Cascade Locks, OR.

Oregon State Police continue the single-car accident investigation from early Monday morning. A Toyota Camry driven by 60-year-old Ketsy Roeder of Kennewick was eastbound when she apparently lost control.

Her car struck a rock mound after leaving the roadway, became airborne and flipped up the embankment, then rolled back down and came to a rest in the ditch beside the shoulder.  The vehicle caught fire and several witnesses came to her aid. An unnamed man used a baseball bat to smash out the rear window and sunroof, and he and others were able to get Ms. Roeder out of the vehicle.

She would have likely perished in the fire, as she was unconscious and still secured by her safety belt! She was taken to Emanuel Medical Center in Portland and is listed in fair condition.

Check out the pictures of this remarkable rescue!  We certainly hope this unknown hero will be thanked for his brave actions, as well as the other drivers who stopped to help!

Oregon State Patrol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Oregon State Patrol-Cascade Locks Fire Department)