Cape Elizabeth teen hospitalized in critical condition after crash

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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.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or kgardner@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

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.

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