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Baby delivered on side of I-65 in Williamson County

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FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) -

Mile marker 55 on Interstate 65 will forever be a piece of a Williamson County baby's life story. That's where it all began for him after a roadside delivery over the weekend.

"He's perfect. That's the first thing I said when he was born. He is perfect and beautiful, and just amazing," said mother Sarah Roberts.

Sarah and her husband, Devon Roberts, are just learning about their three-day old boy, Jeremiah.

One thing they know for sure is the kid knows how to make an entrance.

He did so near an exit ramp Friday night on I-65.

"[I said] 'We're not gonna make it to the hospital.' She was in a lot of pain, yelling and then, all of a sudden, she said, 'Pullover!' I knew at that point, 'Oh, my gosh,'" Devon Roberts said.

Dad pulled over, called for an ambulance and held tightly to his wife's hand.

"I wasn't sure what we were going to do at that point. I knew I wanted it to be over, and wanted it to be done," Sarah Roberts said.

In minutes, the ambulance arrived and for highly trained paramedic Matthew Fox there really wasn't much to do.

"With babies being delivered, as long as there aren't any complications, God, mom and baby take care of everything," Fox said.

In baseball terms, Jeremiah was a fastball, so the paramedic covered home plate.

"I was the catcher. Yeah, that was me," Fox said, laughing.

At 8 pounds, 7 ounces, baby brother to big sister Audrey Roberts is just fine, likely to forever embrace the open road.

"Yes, we're gonna say, 'That's where you were born, right there,'" Sarah Roberts said.

The Roberts family say they are very thankful for the quick response and support from the Spring Hill Fire Department and Life Guard Ambulance crew.

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