A.J. Cedillo, the 18-year-old who was driving a vehicle that crashed on Indian River Road yesterday, was listed in "very critical condition" as of 11:30 a.m., according to Assistant Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo.
The three juvenile passengers have been admitted with various injures, Cuozzo said.
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A West Haven teenager is fighting for his life tonight after suffering serious injuries in a car accident on Indian River Road in Orange.
Three other teens, passengers in the car, are also in the hospital tonight with serious injuries, according to Assistant Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo.
Indian River Road was closed from about 4 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. while police investigated the accident.
At 3:54 p.m., Cuozzo said, multiple 911 callers reported that a vehicle struck a utility pole in the area of Indian River Road near Heron Drive.
Preliminary information is that a black Subaru sedan was traveling westbound on Indian River Road when it lost control, left the roadway, and made contact with a utility pole in front of 85 Indian River Road.
Orange Volunteer Fire Department also responded to extricate some of the occupants. All four were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, Cuozzo said.
The driver, identified as A.J. Cedillo, 18, of West Haven, sustained life-threatening injuries.
The three passengers, teenage girls whose identities are not being released because they are juveniles, also received serious injuries.
Cuozzo said the accident investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed it or has any information is asked to contact Officer Brian Foote at 203-891-2130.