- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A woman who gave birth on the side of a Connecticut highway was helped by a state trooper on the phone.

State police say the mother’s friend who was driving called 911 at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday to report that a passenger in the car stopped on the side of Route 5/15 in Hartford was in labor.

Trooper Chuck Lavoie took the 911 call and told the caller what to do since the baby girl had already been born.

He said later that he told the friend to make sure the baby was breathing, and suggested she place the newborn on her mother. He instructed her to keep both mom and baby warm.

Another trooper and medics arrived a short time later and took mother and child to the hospital.

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