A Department of Transportation employee was honored by Governor Justice on Monday for saving a mother and child before a car exploded in Mon County.
Tina Bragg was doing a routine inspection along Interstate 68 when she came across a car that was smoking. The woman was trying to get her child out of the car, as it continued to catch fire.
Bragg was able to help get the mother and child get a safe distance shortly before the car exploded.
Along with working for the DOT, Bragg is also a volunteer firefighter and is a supervisor for Coopers Roach Maintenance.
When asked about the rescue, Bragg told officials, " My training as a firefighter just kicked in and I was able to get them out and to a safe distance. I was just doing my job."
“Tina is a hero,” Justice said. "This was a selfless act of bravery and she saved lives.”