West Virginia worker who rescued 2 from burning car honored

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Gov. Jim Justice honored a West Virginia state employee who rescued a woman and her child from their disabled vehicle on Interstate 68 in Monongalia County. 

Justice recognized Department of Transportation worker, Tina Bragg, as a hero at a news conference Monday.

Bragg is a volunteer firefighter and a supervisor at the transportation department’s I-68 Coopers Rock maintenance center for Monongalia and Preston County. Justice said her highway crew was doing routine inspections when she pulled behind a burning car and a woman trying frantically to get her child out of a car seat.

Bragg rushed the woman and child to safety. While waiting for emergency responders to arrive, the vehicle exploded.

Justice read a statement in which Bragg said her firefighter training “kicked in” and that she was “just doing my job.”

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