Newborn doing well after being born on side of Charlotte interstate

Baby delivered on the side of Interstate 77

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A newborn baby is doing well after she was born on the side of the interstate, over the weekend, with the help of some Charlotte police officers.

The mother of baby Aria was on the way to the hospital early Saturday morning when she got stuck in the traffic from a fatal crash that happened along Interstate 77 near N. Graham Street.

Around 4:00 a.m. Saturday, someone flagged down officers working the crash saying that a pregnant woman was stuck in traffic and was in the process of giving birth on I-77 at S. Clarkson Street.

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Officers Mike Caskey and K. Jackson immediately went to the woman's aid and helped to deliver baby Aria in the grassy area of the interstate. Caskey is also a Rowan County Commissioner.

Baby and mom are doing okay and expected to be released from the hospital soon.

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