Troopers help revive newborn delivered near I-90 in Grant County

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. — Washington State Patrol troopers helped revive a newborn this month after a woman went into labor on I-90 in Grant County.

On March 19, the WSPD Spokane communications officer received a report from a car with a woman going into labor.

Troopers said the car got off 1-90 at exit 188 and stopped on the nearby Frontage Road.

According to WSP, the communications center gave delivery instructions to Wanda Rand for her daughter Martina Medrano.

Rand was in the back seat of their car delivering Medrano’s baby.

Troopers Nick Palmer and Taylor Scott arrived at the scene after the birth.

WSP said the newborn was unresponsive and the communications center gave instructions to help revive the newborn.

The troopers were able to get the newborn breathing and crying just before aid arrived.

The mother and newborn were taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.

Rand told WSP that her new granddaughter, Betty Morgan, is doing well but is still in the neonatal intensive care unit in a Spokane hospital. She also thinks she will be released soon and hopes to see her granddaughter soon.

“The entire incident reflects the great dedication and teamwork from our CO’s and Troopers on the roadway. All involved hope to see Betty and her family as soon as possible,” WSP said.