On July 6, paramedics Emma Price and Vincent Alvarado were in ready position before they even knew they needed to be.

"We were turning into the intersection where the call was at," says Alvarado.

An intersection of tragedy and miracle.

A man speeding away from police crashed into 22-year-old Samantha Russell's car, killing her instantly.

She was 33-weeks pregnant, but was positioned in her car where her belly couldn't be immediately seen.

"I took a step back and tried to re-evaluate and re-identify where my patients are, and that's where I heard voicing concerns that she's pregnant," says Alvarado. 

That mysterious voice told Alvarado to go back to Samantha's car.

"I was listening for heart tones with a stethoscope through the belly and putting pressure, trying to feel for movement," says Alvarado.

He didn't feel any movement and he didn't hear a heartbeat.

But a supervisor who was on his way felt the urge to keep going.

"When the crew will triage code black, which is what we use to triage a death, supervisors will basically disregard but for whatever reason, I don't know what it was, I kept going to the call," says Cole Mitchell, paramedic.

And then, a glimmer of hope.

"When I get down there and put my hands on the belly, I felt the baby is moving and knew we needed to get going," says Mitchell.

"We got her to the ER on the trauma bed, within seconds, that baby was out. I needed to stand by in the room to know if baby was alive or not. That's when the emotions hit me being in the room trying to look over everyone's shoulders," says Alvarado.

Baby boy Mac, alive. Five pounds and four ounces bring a part of his mother Samantha, back into this world.

Even weeks later, the emotions take over.

"He's a miracle...I believe there was a plan for him, I absolutely do. I think God had him planned out from the very beginning. He's a special little boy," says Price.

"I want him to know that he's a hero," says Mitchell.