Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Head-On Collision Ends in Fatality

Sent on 1/25/2014 10:13:43 PM

On January 25, 2014, at approximately 12:05 a.m., San Xavier District deputies responded to 7373 E. Valencia Road in reference to a traffic collision with an unresponsive driver. Upon arrival, deputies found 39-year-old, Andrew Gaines deceased at the scene and a 61-year-old male in critical condition. The Sheriff’s Department Traffic Unit responded and took over the investigation. Deputies learned that Mr. 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 had severe damage. A third vehicle collided with the rear of one of the vehicles after the 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 seat belts and that speed may have been a factor. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol was a factor, however, the investigation is ongoing.

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