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Mother Gives Birth to Premature Twins on Side of Interstate and Father Saves One With CPR -- All Near 'Tree of Life' Sculpture

A Utah woman pregnant with twins went into early labor over the weekend and didn't even make it to the hospital, delivering two boys on the side of the I-80.

Near Wendover and close to the "Tree of Life" sculpture, according to Desert News, Lynette Hales began going into labor Sunday morning.

A sculpture in Utah that is referred to as the Tree of Life. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Desert News reported that the father of the twins was with Hales, who wasn't officially due until August, on a road trip they were taking and ended up having to deliver the first boy who was not breathing but was successfully resuscitated with CPR.

Police arrived in time to help deliver the second twin.

“Got that baby breathing. A short time after that, they delivered the second baby. When that second baby was born, gave out a good healthy scream and was OK,” Sgt. Jimmy Banks of the Utah Highway Patrol said, according to KSTU.

An ambulance soon arrived and attended to the mother and babies, who were then flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Salt Lake City more than 100 miles away.

The twins, named J.J. and A.J., and Hales were doing well Sunday evening.

Here's a report from KUTV, including an interview with a trooper who helped out:

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that this isn't the first set of twins to be born within Tooele County on I-80. Banks referred to a case where twins were delivered by patrol around a year ago.

Featured image via Shutterstock.com. 

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