Baby born on the highway in Hartford

Trooper Charles Lavoie helped care for a mother and her newborn baby shortly after the child was born in Route 5/15 in Hartford. (WFSB photo)


State police responded to a 911 call on Thursday morning for a woman in labor on the highway. 

Dispatchers told Eyewitness News that the passenger of a car on Route 5/15 Northbound on the Wethersfield/Hartford line gave birth to a baby girl.

The call came in just before 1:30 a.m.

They prompted the driver, who placed the call, to pull over. The driver was near exit 87.

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