The Associated Press
It was her way and the highway for a newborn Queens baby, who's now named after the Queens expressway where she was born in her parents' minivan as they raced to a hospital.
Alie Albarracin arrived around 3 a.m. Wednesday as parents Maria and Ivan Albarracin headed east on the Long Island Expressway from their home in Queens to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
Her name is spelled A-L-I-E. The highway's nickname is the "L.I.E."
Her parents told the New York Post they planned to name their third child Aurora but switched it after the unusual birth.
Realizing they wouldn't make it to the hospital, the Albarracins pulled over by the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and asked Metropolitan Transportation Authority officers for help. They got it from Lt. Harry Persad, who has emergency medical technician experience.