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Baby delivered and revived off Interstate 90


Last updated 4/6/2021 at 8:14am

MOSES LAKE – Great communication and teamwork on the part of Washington State Patrol troopers and staff is credited for delivering and reviving a newborn along the highway.

WSP Spokane Communications Officer (CO) Christine Golden advised of a 911 call from a vehicle westbound on I-90 with a passenger going into labor around 9:48 p.m., March 19.

As the vehicle approached the Grant County/Adams County line, Golden passed the information to the Multi Agency Communications Center (MACC) in Grant County. WSP Spokane communications also passed the information to WSP Wenatchee CO's Amber Moniz and Meghan Grochala, who then advised Grant County Troopers.

The vehicle exited I-90 at exit 188 (Road U SE), stopping on the nearby Frontage Road. MACC CO Summer Mann gave delivery instructions to Wanda Rand, who delivered her daughter, Martina Medrano's, baby in the back of the vehicle.

Troopers Nick Palmer and Taylor Scott arrived on scene shortly after the birth. The newborn was breeched and unresponsive. CO Mann then provided instructions to Trooper Scott, who relayed them to Trooper Palmer to get the newborn from unresponsive to breathing and crying just before aid arrived on scene. Aid transported Medrano and her newborn to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.

Afterwards, Wenatchee WSP CO’s learned this was CO Mann’s first 911 delivery.

“Recently, Rand stated her new granddaughter, Betty Morgan, is doing well but is still in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit in a Spokane Hospital. Wanda thinks she will be released soon and hopes to see her beautiful granddaughter,” WSP spokesman Trooper John Bryant said. “The entire incident reflects the great dedication and teamwork from our CO’s and Troopers on the roadway. All involved hope to see Betty and her family as soon as possible.”


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