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1 dead, 1 injured after head-on crash in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista fatal crash
Posted at 11:03 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 13:03:27-05

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — One person is dead and another hospitalized after a crash on Highway 90 in Sierra Vista Tuesday morning, police say.

It happened just before 6 a.m. near the highway's intersection with Airport Road, Sierra Vista Police said in a news release Tuesday morning. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found two cars with extensive damage on the front of each vehicles.

Police say witnesses saw a green minivan cross the center line to hit a silver sedan head-on. The driver of the minivan -- 40-year-old Lisa Martinez of Huachuca City -- was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the sedan -- 66-year-old John Bolgen of Sierra Vista -- was rushed to a Tucson hospital via helicopter for treatment.

Traffic was diverted around the accident for about 90 minutes this morning while police were investigating.

Police say they're not sure if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.