Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Dennis Rich helps deliver baby on I-4

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Tampa, Florida -- A Tampa couple welcomed their fourth child into the world safely in their car on a busy highway Tuesday afternoon thanks to the help of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

FHP says Wiclef Desamour and his wife, Latoya, who was in labor, were rushing to St. Joseph's Hospital east on I-4 between Hillsborough Avenue and U.S. Highway 301 when they knew they weren't going to make it in time. They pulled over and called out to Trooper Dennis Rich, who was investigating a traffic crash in the eastbound lanes, for help.

Realizing the baby was on its way, Trooper Rich helped deliver a healthy baby girl the couple named Arabella. Soon after, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue arrived and took Latoya and Arabella to the hospital.

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The Desamours add to their family of three other children which includes a seven-year-old daughter, five-year-old son, and an 18-month-old daughter.

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