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Healthy Baby Girl Born on Side of SR 512 Freeway

A woman and her husband delivered a baby at the I-5 and SR 512 interchange early Wednesday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Every so often, something wonderful happens on the side of the freeway.

Just before 7 a.m. this morning, a healthy baby girl was born on the I-5 and SR 512 interchange, delivered by her father in the front seat of the family's Dodge Charger.

The couple was headed to Madigan Army Medical Center, where they are now with their new baby.

“We first got reports of a vehicle driving erratically at an excess speed, then the 9-1-1 call came in from dad referencing the baby,” said Washington State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill. “When the fire department and first responders arrived, all that needed to be done was cut the umbilical chord.”

Gill said both mother and baby are doing well. Patch has put in a call to the new parents, and we will update this story if we learn more. 

Jim Davey February 20, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Great story, hope Mother & baby doing well
Judi Shea February 20, 2013 at 07:45 PM
My baby boy was born on the 512 freeway and S Meridian 40 years ago last December. Great place to have a baby. Thank you again 512
Ari Soglin (Editor) February 20, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Sounds like SR 512 babies are a thing. Who knew! Anyone else have tales about deliveries at unexpected locations?
Brent Champaco February 21, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Beautiful! And it sounds like they're local military, which is even cooler. A Facebook user suggested the name "Suri," a combination of "SR" 16 and "I"nterstate 5.
Connie February 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Congratulations! Baby is certainly going to be a mover and a shaker!

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