Head-on collision ends in fatality - Tucson News Now

Head-on collision ends in fatality

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(SOURCE: Pima County Sheriff's Department) (SOURCE: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County deputies at the San Xavier District responded to 7373 E. Valencia Road in reference to a traffic collision yesterday morning. 

According to Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, deputies found 39-year-old Andrew Gaines deceased at the scene and a 61-year-old male in critical condition. 

Deputies learned that Gaines was traveling westbound on Valencia Road and the 61-year-old victim was traveling eastbound when the two vehicles collided head-on. 

Both vehicles at severe damage. 

A third vehicle collided with the rear of one of the vehicles after th initial impact. The 59-year-old female driver of the third vehicle was not injured. 

The 61-year-old male was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment and remains in critical condition. 

It is believed the drivers involved were wearing seatbelts and that speed may have been a factor. 

It is unknown at this time whether alcohol was a factor, however, the investigation is ongoing. 

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