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Published: Tuesday, 12/25/2012

Deputy helps deliver baby in back of car at gas station on Christmas Eve

ASSOCIATED PRESS

TRENTON, Ohio — This Christmas will be particularly memorable for a southwestern Ohio woman and the sheriff's deputy who helped deliver her baby in the back of a car at a gas station.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said that Heather Fitzgerald of Trenton, about half-way between Cincinnati and Dayton, was unable to make it to a hospital on time after going into labor on Christmas Eve.

So she pulled into a Speedway gas station and dialed 911 around 4 a.m.

Deputy David Runnells arrived to find Fitzgerald in heavy labor in the back seat of her car.

Runnells helped Fitzgerald deliver a baby girl while waiting on an ambulance.

Fitzgerald and her daughter are reportedly doing well at a nearby hospital.



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