PORTLAND — A passenger seriously injured in a crash that killed a Vassalboro man over the weekend continues to recover at a city hospital.

James Ronco, 24, was listed in satisfactory condition Monday at Maine Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Ronco was taken to the hospital early Sunday morning after the car he was riding in on Commercial Street crashed into a gravel pile. 

Portland police said the driver, Robert J. Hubbard, 23, of Vassalboro was killed in the crash, which occurred around 1:30 a.m.

Ronco was initially listed in serious condition at the hospital, police said. Ronco’s address was not immediately available from police.

Hubbard was operating a 2008 Honda Civic westbound near Beach Street.

Police are investigating why Hubbard lost control of the car. Police have asked anyone with information about the accident to call 874-8532.

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