Mother delivers baby on I-55 in Bolingbrook

Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:08PM
Charles Xavier Russell, who was born May 14, 2017 on Interstate 55 near Bolingbrook, with his parents Cheri and Chris Russell. (Family photo)WLS
A Mother's Day surprise!

On Sunday, Chris and Cheri Russell were on their way to the hospital when their baby boy just could not wait any longer. On the side of northbound Interstate 55 in southwest suburban Bolingbrook, Cheri Russell delivered her baby with the help of her husband.

The baby - who was not due until June 12 - was named Charles Xavier Russell, with Charlie as a nickname.

Late Sunday, the family was at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital where the baby was in the NICU because he was born prematurely. Otherwise, the baby is doing well.

This is the couple's third child.

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