Trooper, nurse save unborn baby after mother dies in car wreck

GASTONIA -- An unborn baby was saved by a quick-acting nurse and a North Carolina state trooper Tuesday when the baby's 24-year-old mother was tragically killed in a car crash, reports.

According to, Rebecca Hodge Williams was driving when her car crashed into another vehicle.

Troopers who arrived at the scene pronounced found the mother dead. But they still administered CPR and oxygen in hopes of keeping the unborn child alive until EMS could arrive.

"God put me in the right place at the right time," the trooper who performed CPR told

A nurse driving by also stopped to help with CPR. The mother and baby were transported to a local hospital, where Riley Andrew Williams was delivered by cesarean section.

Riley weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces.

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