Four people were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 91 in Cromwell early Sunday morning.
A 2004 Nissan Maxima was traveling on the southbound side of I-91 between Exits 22N and 21 just after 2:30 a.m. when police said the vehicle veered right and crossed into the right lane. Police said the vehicle continued traveling and crashed into a guard rail.
After bouncing off the guard rail, police said the Maxima "rotated back into the center lane where it came to a final rest."
The driver, 27-year-old Shomarr Garrett, of Bridgeport, was ejected from the vehicle and upon arrival, troopers found him beneath the guard rail. Garrett was taken by LIFE STAR medical helicopter to Hartford Hospital with "life-threatening injuries," according to police.
Passengers, 25-year-old Sabrina M. Rivera and 18-year-old Dejanee Colon, both of Bridgeport were rushed to Hartford Hospital. Police said Colon was ejected from the vehicle and was found 30 feet from the guard rail with "possible life-threatening injuries."
Police said Rivera was the only person able to exit the Maxima on her own. She was found by troopers looking for the other passengers.
Police said 25-year-old Yanina Infante, of Bridgeport, was possibly ejected from the Maxima. She was taken to St. Francis Hospital with "minor injuries." police said.
The highway was closed in the area of the crash for about one hour. However, only the left lane was open to traffic for several hours, police said. The Department of Transportation website said the crash scene cleared around 8:15 a.m.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call state police at 860-534-1000.
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