A Massachusetts State Trooper helped deliver the baby of a Sharon couple in their vehicle near Massachusetts General Hospital early Friday morning.
State Trooper Michael Close, who had been working a paid detail at Charles Circle in Boston, responded to a Toyota Highlander that pulled into the detail area around 5:15 a.m. The occupants of the vehicle had signaled they needed help, according to an announcement from Massachusetts State Police Friday.
Close realized that the female passenger of the vehicle was in labor and that the baby had been crowning. He then grabbed a medical mag, towels and blankets from his cruiser and delivered the baby girl, state police said.
Emergency Medical Service crews then responded to the scene and transported the baby and the mother to Massachusetts General Hospital.
The couple, Andrew and Heidi Cheerman of Sharon, named the baby girl Alanna Juliet, according to CBS Boston.