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Police help deliver baby during I-77 traffic snarl

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officers Michael Caskey and Kevin Jackson were investigating a fatal wreck when they were alerted to a woman giving birth in a car that was stuck in the resulting traffic. The officers helped deliver a healthy baby girl.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officers Michael Caskey and Kevin Jackson were investigating a fatal wreck when they were alerted to a woman giving birth in a car that was stuck in the resulting traffic. The officers helped deliver a healthy baby girl. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Two patrol officers working a fatal wreck early Saturday helped deliver a healthy baby girl to a woman stuck in the resulting traffic backup.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officers Michael Caskey and Kevin Jackson rushed to the woman’s car on Interstate 77 at South Clarkson Street when someone flagged them down about 4:20 a.m., police spokeswoman Jessica Wallin said.

“Both mother and baby were transported to Carolinas Medical Center and are doing well,” Wallin said.

The fatal wreck happened on nearby I-85 at North Graham Street when a speeding motorist hit an abandoned vehicle as he pulled over for police.

Neither the officers nor the new mother were immediately available for comment.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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