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New Jersey State Trooper helps deliver baby girl on side of interstate

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 (New Jersey State Police)

A NJ State trooper helped a woman deliver a baby girl on the side of Interstate 78 in Summit, New Jersey, Thursday morning.

Shortly after 8:15 a.m., the expectant mother was in labor and being driven to the hospital by a friend when it became evident that the baby was not going to wait. 

The driver pulled onto the shoulder of the highway at milepost 45.8 eastbound and dialed 9-1-1. The driver remained calm with the help of Summit Police dispatcher, Vinny Scala, while she waited for help.

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When Trooper II Christopher Gesualdo arrived, he found the expectant mother in the back seat ready to deliver her baby. Within minutes, Tpr. Gesualdo was holding a baby girl in his arms after successfully helping mom with the delivery.

Summit Police Department Officer Keith Kwiatek also assisted and helped render aid before paramedics arrived.

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