ROMNEY, W.Va. — A Hampshire County sheriff’s deputy is being credited with saving a man’s life after a horrific overnight accident.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash on U.S.Route 50 near Hampshire High School early this morning. According to a Facebook post by the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department, one of the vehicles was driven over an embankment and caught fire.

The deputy was the first to arrive on the scene and pulled the victim out of the burning vehicle. Both drivers were taken to a nearby hospital.

An investigation into the crash continues.