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A Putnam County Sheriff's deputy helped deliver a baby on Wednesday when the mother didn't have enough time to make it to the hospital  A woman went into labor around 7:40 Wednesday night on the side of Route 6 in Southeast. 

The baby was crowning when the deputies arrived.

 

The father and the couple's other child were in the vehicle. 

 

Deputy John Kerwick, a certified EMT who has delivered babies before, helped to deliver the newborn girl.  The Brewster Fire Department Ambulance arrived shortly after to take the mother and baby to Putnam Hospital Center. 

 

The baby was named Francesca and both she and the mother are healthy and resting.

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