Police have confirmed that one person has died as a result of a car accident in Westbrook early this morning.
 

Jana Pooler, 22, of Portland, died following an accident around 1:15 a.m. She was driving in an Aveo that rolled over on the Westbrook Arterial. Her passenger, 24-year-old Danielle Duguay of Westbrook, was injured but is in fair condition at Maine Medical Center. Police say Pooler was apparently not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the car. Alcohol and speed also may have been factors.
 

“Police will be actively pursuing the investigation, including the suggestion from a witness about possible over-service at a local bar,” Chief William Baker said in a media release.
 

Police have not confirmed that detail, but are investigating. Based on preliminary nature of the information, police are not releasing the name of the liquor establishment.

3:02 p.m.

The drivers of two cars that crashed in separate incidents this morning are in critical condition at Maine Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Derek Miller, 23, of Westbrook, who was driving a Honda Civic that crashed into trees off Route 302 just after 1 a.m., suffered life-threatening injuries.

Jana Pooler, 22, of Portland, also remains in critical condition after the Aveo she was driving rolled over on the Westbrook Arterial 15 minutes after the first crash.

Pooler’s passenger, Danielle Duguay, 24, of Westbrook is in fair condition, the spokeswoman said.

Police have not said whether any of those injured was wearing a seatbelt, but said alcohol may have contributed to both crashes.

12 noon

Westbrook police are investigating two separate serious accidents overnight both of which may have involved alcohol.

Derek Miller, 23, of Naples is being treated at Maine Medical Center for serious injuries after the 2004 Honda Civic he was driving on Route 302 near Corsetti’s Market crashed into a tree at 1 a.m. this morning, police said.

Police are investigating whether speed and alcohol contributed to the crash.

About 15 minutes later, a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo rolled over on the eastboound lanes of the Westbrook Arterial.

The driver, Jana Pooler, 22 of Portland received life-threatening injuries, police said. Her passenger was Danielle Duguay, 24 of Westbrook, also was hurt in the crash.

Both were taken to Maine Medical Center.

Police say they are investigating whether drinking at a local bar may have contributed to the crash.