Two remain hospitalized after one-car accident on I-691 in Meriden on Sunday

MERIDEN — Two people remained hospitalized Tuesday after a one-car accident on Interstate 691 Sunday night.

The driver of the car, Jake Sarmento, 46, of Manchester, was taken by helicopter to Hartford Hospital. Authorities said his injuries were not life-threatening. A passenger in the vehicle, Cynthia Anne Donato, 46, of Manchester, was taken to Hartford Hospital by ambulance. Authorities also said her injuries were not life threatening.

At about 6 p.m. Sunday Sarmento was driving eastbound on I-691 near exit five in a 1994 Ford Aspire when he attempted to slow for traffic ahead, according to the accident report. Sarmento veered off the road, striking a highway sign and then a tree. The Meriden Fire Department posted on Facebook that the accident required extrication.

As of Tuesday afternoon both Sarmento and Donato remained hospitalized. Their conditions were not available.

— Leigh Tauss

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