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I-84 Travelers Rescue Kennewick Woman From Burning Car

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CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. -- A Kennewick woman is lucky to be alive after her vehicle caught fire along Interstate 84 near Cascade Locks Monday.

60-year-old Ketsy Roeder was eastbound on I-84 near milepost 44 when it traveled onto the right shoulder where it appeared the driver lost control. The vehicle struck a rock mound, went airborne and up an embankment into trees before rolling over several times and coming to rest on its top on the highway shoulder.

The overturned vehicle caught fire as several people stopped at the scene and approached it.

Oregon State Police say motorists kicked at the windows of a burning car and used a baseball bat to smash a sunroof, rescuing Roeder from the vehicle.
 
The travelers couldn't get to Roeder by kicking out a window, so they rolled the car and one of them smashed the sunroof with a bat.
 
He cut her safety belt, and they pulled her from the flames.
 
Roeder was treated at a Portland hospital, and her life is not in danger.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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