CASCO, Maine — The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash on Tenney Hill Road in Casco.
It happened shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, according to a release from the sheriff's office.
Dylan Chretien, 19, of Bridgton, died at the scene, the sheriff's office said.
Nicholas Centofanti, 20, of Casco, was flown to Maine Medical Center, the release stated.
The sheriff's office said the crash involved two vehicles, one of which left the roadway and struck a stand of hardwood trees. Chretien and Centofanti were in the vehicle that hit the trees, according to officials.
Betty Silver witnessed the crash.
"The dog was barking then we heard a crash. I came out to the end of the driveway. There was a firetruck here, and the car was flipped upside down in the middle of the road. A little red [Volkswagen]. He had to be going fast because he hit the trees across the street, and that's all it took."
On Thursday, Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce downplayed published reports that a drag race may have led to the fatal crash.
Joyce told NEWS CENTER Maine that while witnesses told his investigators that it appeared the vehicle that crashed was racing another car, there is no physical evidence yet that points that way.
Joyce said the second car that police were looking at had three people inside, and none of them were injured. Even though there was damage to the car, it is unclear if the damage happened Wednesday morning or not.
As of Thursday morning, Centofanti was at Maine Medical Center in critical condition, Joyce said.