Western Pa. man helps deliver son in parking lot

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who missed his daughter’s birth when he was serving overseas with the Navy two years ago was more hands-on for his son’s birth.

Jon Quicquaro (chih-KWAR’-oh) says he was driving his wife, Rochelle, to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Latrobe on Thursday when her labor intensified.

The man says he pulled into a Barnes & Noble parking lot on Route 30 and called 911.

But before help could arrive, the couple’s 7-pound, 11-ounce son, Wesley, did — right into Quicquaro’s arms. He joins sister Maci, who was born when her father was stationed in Iraq.

Quicquaro says missing his daughter’s birth “has been a huge regret” but says being there to deliver his son “is exactly what I needed in my life.”

Latrobe is about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh.

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