WALES – A 19-year-old man who was thrown from a car that crashed in Wales Saturday morning is getting better.

A spokesperson for Central Maine Medical Center said Tuesday that Joseph Carvalho’s condition has improved from critical to fair.

Police are still trying to find out what caused the accident that sent Carvalho and his friend, David Castonguay, to the hospital early Saturday morning.

The two Lewiston men were traveling south on Route 132 in a 1995 Honda Accord when the car swerved into the southbound shoulder, then crossed the roadway, hit an embankment on the other side and flipped several times.

Carvalho was thrown from the car and landed in a ditch, and Castonguay had to be removed by firefighters.

Castonguay, 19, was discharged from CMMC Saturday night.

Tests were being conducted to determine whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash, according to Detective Rielly Bryant of the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department.

Bryant could not confirm which man was driving the car at the time of the crash. He was waiting to interview Carvalho before releasing any information.

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