A 23-year-old Naples man remained in critical condition at Maine Medical Center on Monday, three days after being injured in a single-car crash in Westbrook.

Derek Miller was driving a 2004 Honda Civic on Route 302 around 1 a.m. Friday when he apparently lost control. The car went off the road and crashed into a tree.

Westbrook Police Chief William Baker said speed apparently was a factor in the crash, based on skid marks on the road. Police are awaiting the results of a blood test to determine whether alcohol also was a factor, Baker said.

He did not know where Miller had been or where he was going when the crash happened.

Police also continue to investigate a fatal crash that happened about 15 minutes after Miller’s car went off the road.

Jana Pooler, 22, of Westbrook died after the Chevrolet Aveo she was driving rolled over in the eastbound lanes of the Westbrook Arterial.
Pooler and her passenger, Danielle Duguay, 24, of Westbrook, were ejected from the car. Duguay remained in fair condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Alcohol and speed were factors in that crash, Baker said. His department is investigating a tip that Pooler was clearly intoxicated at a local bar but the staff there continued to sell alcohol to her.

“We received information from a person indicating that there was possible overservice at a bar,” Baker said. “At this point, we’re still not willing to name any bars we believe they visited.”

Baker said investigators also need to confirm that it was Pooler who was driving.

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