TomoNews animates reenactment of Interstate 84 car rescue



A Yacolt man’s rescue of Ketsy Roeder, 60, of Kennewick has been recreated by a YouTube news channel using 3-D animation.

TomoNews US, the group that made the video, says it offers daily top news stories told “with an extra bite, snap and snark thrown in. Its fresh spin on the news with video footage and animation makes news entertaining again.”

Robeck, 44, of Yacolt, was on his way to a construction job in Ione, Ore., on Monday about 10:30 a.m. driving east on Interstate 84 when he saw a “glint” in the corner of his eye.

A 2010 Toyota Camry that had been traveling a few cars ahead of him had gone off the road, hit a rock mound and traveled up and down an embankment. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest on its top on the highway’s shoulder.

With the help of about five other people who had stopped, Robeck pushed the car onto its side. The group rallied and used a baseball bat to break through the sunroof. Roeder was removed from the car through the sun roof.

TomoNews combines 3-D animation with live footage; what isn’t captured on video is recreated with animation. Every day TomoNews reports 20 domestic and international stories from the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.

Watch the video on Youtube.