Woman stuck in traffic back-up after I-65 crash goes into labor

(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)
(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A crash involving a jackknifed semi shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 on the city’s south side Monday morning.

Indiana State Police responded to I-65 southbound near Edgewood around 6:15 a.m. to the report of a crash involving a semi and a car with possible entrapment.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found no one to be trapped. No one was injured as a result of the crash.

Shortly before 6:30 a.m., a Beech Grove engine was leaving the crash scene when they came across a woman who was stuck in traffic saying she was in labor.

According to Franciscan St. Francis Health officials, the woman, Amanda Davis and her husband, Mark Davis, were on the way to the hospital because her contractions at their Camby home were minutes apart. Mark got out of the car, and ran up to a fire truck to tell them his wife was in labor. They arranged a special detour to get the them to the hospital.

Hospital officials say the baby, Max Alton Davis, was delivered at the hospital at 10:51 a.m. Monday morning. They say Amanda and Max were doing well.

Drivers were advised to seek another route while traveling southbound on I-65 near mile 104.2. INDOT reported northbound traffic near the crash was moving slow.


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