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1 man killed, another injured in head-on crash near D-M

One man was killed and another critically injured in a head-on crash over the weekend.

The crash happened early Saturday at 7373 E. Valencia Road, near South Kolb Road, said Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, in a news release.

Andrew Gaines, 39, was westbound on Valencia Road when his vehicle collided with one driven by a 61-year-old man, the release said.

Gaines was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other driver was taken to a hospital by helicopter, where he remains in critical condition.

Authorities say both drivers were wearing seatbelts and that speed may have been a factor in the collision.

A third vehicle hit the rear of one of the vehicles, but the 59-year-old driver was not injured. The investigation is ongoing.

The area of the crash is just south of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.