Cape Elizabeth High School junior Cole Amorello was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car and was killed last month on Old Ocean House Road, according to local police.

Amorello, 17, died on April 11 from the injuries he’d received in the crash two days earlier. Late last week, police said tests determined that Amorello’s blood alcohol content level was 0.092. The legal limit is less than 0.08. Police also believe driver inexperience and speed were factors in the fatality. Amorello had a learner’s permit and by law was should have been accompanied by a licensed driver at least 20 years old.

Police have been investigating the party Amorello attended the night of April 8, but Chief Neil Williams said the investigation hasn’t provided many answers.

“We’ve exhausted all our leads at this particular juncture,” he said. “If we get more information, we’ll investigate further.”


Cole Amorello


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