Baby born on roadside as mom goes into labor while driving

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a pregnant Utah woman driving herself to the hospital gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10-pound baby boy on the side of an interstate highway Saturday.

Authorities say the 32-year-old woman’s labor became overwhelming shortly after she left the North Ogden area and she called 911.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jalaine Hawkes says the expectant mother pulled over on the side of Interstate 15 and waited for help.

Hawkes says a state trooper and a local police chief helped her give birth to a 9.9-pound baby boy in her car within minutes of their arrival.

The mother and baby were taken in good condition to the hospital in Brigham City, about 60 miles north of Salt Lake City.

The woman’s name was not immediately released.

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