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.