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Woman Gives Birth on I-66 in Arlington



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    Rebecca and John Cowen and big brother Caleb welcome Grace Lucia to the family.

    Looks like someone couldn't wait to make their public debut: A woman gave birth on eastbound I-66 near exit 69 in Arlington just before 5 a.m. Thursday, Virginia State Police confirmed.

    Despite her abrupt entry, Grace Lucia Cowen is doing just fine, Virginia Hospital Center said in a press release Thursday afternoon. So is mom Rebecca Cowen and dad John.

    "We are overjoyed to welcome Grace Lucia Cowen into this world, and love her overzealous eagerness to start her beautiful life," the family said in a statement.

    "It was an amazing and miraculous moment to birth my own baby, even if it was on the side of 66."

    According to Arlington County Fire Department, John assisted with the birth prior to emergency personnel arriving at the scene.