Cop helps deliver baby on I-4 near Tampa

Parents were on their way to the hospital when the officer helped them

Headline Goes Here

TAMPA, Fla. - Dennis Rich with the Florida Highway Patrol was investigating a traffic crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 4 near Tampa when he was flagged down to help deliver a baby.

[PICS: FHP trooper helps deliver baby on I-4]

Authorities say the parents -- Wiclef and Latoya Desamour -- were on their way to St. Joseph's Hospital when their baby girl was ready to be born. The father pulled over and asked Rich for help.

The family welcomed their third daughter -- and fourth child-- a short time later. Fire rescue arrived and took the baby and Latoya to the hospital.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.