CAPE ELIZABETH — A local teenager remained in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland Monday following a car crash Saturday morning.
Cole Amorello, 17, a student at Cape Elizabeth High School, was the driver in a single-vehicle crash on southbound Old Ocean House Road at 5 a.m. on April 9. According to Police Department Capt. Brent Sinclair, Amorello’s 2006 BMW sedan left the road and crashed into a cluster of trees.
“Speed definitely was a factor,” Sinclair said.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were also factors. Sinclair said the results of a blood test are expected in a couple of weeks.
Sinclair said the Portland Police Department is doing a crash reconstruction.
Cape Elizabeth High School had staff available throughout the weekend and on Monday for students who sought support.
Amorello is the son of Sandi Amorello, a former columnist for The Forecaster, and is active in the high school theater program.
A bouquet of flowers rests against a tree on Old Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth, where Cole Amorello was critically injured in a crash early Saturday morning, April 9.