The cab of a pickup truck stopped along State Route 59 between Hurricane and Hildale played maternity ward Tuesday, and a Washington County deputy is being heralded for his role as make-shift obstetrician.
At 5:43pm Tuesday, St George Emergency Dispatch received a call of a woman about to give birth. The caller advised they were pulled off along-side SR-59 where they would wait for emergency personnel.
A Washington County Deputy arrived with just enough time to assist with the delivery. The deputy’s dash cam picked up audio of the officer telling the mother she had just delivered a baby girl.
EMTs weren’t far behind to take over and transport mother and child to the hospital.