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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Woman Deliver’s Baby During Morning Commute

January 12, 2009
Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142 Email:
Sheriff's Office

At approximately 7:00 am this morning, a Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy, along with McFarland EMS and McFarland Police, were dispatched to Highway 51 near Siggelkow Road in McFarland. The call was in response to a 33-year-old woman in labor in a vehicle on the side of the road. Just before the deputy’s arrival, the woman gave birth to a baby girl. Both mom and baby were transported by McFarland EMS to a local hospital. Despite the baby’s early arrival and unusual circumstances, both are reportedly doing well. ###