2 Hurt When Car Crashes Into Water Off I-84 in Southington

Exit 30 off I-84 east is closed in Southington.

Two people are in the hospital after their car rolled down an embankment on the side of Interstate 84 in Southington and landed in 2-3 feet of water, according to the fire department.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after the car left the roadway and went crashing through the woods near exit 30 off I-84 eastbound. Emergency responders arrived to find the car in water about 100 feet from the highway with two people still inside, the fire department said.

A driver and passenger were extricated and firefighters used ropes to pull them back up to the road, according to the fire department. They were taken to Hartford Hospital in unknown condition and have not been identified.

Exit 30 remains closed, along with one lane of travel on I-84 east, while police investigate and work to clear the scene.

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