DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) -- It was a very special delivery for a Newtown couple when their their son was born. It wasn't in a hospital, but along the highway.
The good news is there was a doctor in the car.
It all began with a panicked 911 call shortly before 7 o'clock Thursday morning.
"Hi state police, I'm having a baby. I'm on the highway on I-84," Joanna Corelli said.
The dispatcher tried to calm down Corelli, who said she and her husband were in a silver Audi pulled over on the westbound side of the highway near exit 8.
Then, as the dispatcher was asking her how she was doing, the baby was born and Corelli asked for an ambulance.
Corelli's husband, a radiologist, was in the car with her and helped deliver his son.
With an ambulance on the way, the new mom's mood turned immediately from panic to overwhelming joy.
"The baby's cute, oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my god," she could be heard saying.
Firefighters say the father. played a critical role in the delivery of the baby.
News 8 has been told the newborn is healthy and the entire family is at Danbury Hospital.
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