Crash

Police investigate the scene of the crash on Tuesday morning.

A Patagonia man was killed and a woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Grand Avenue in Nogales.

German Lorta, 41, was the driver of a southbound vehicle that crashed near the intersection with 3rd Street, the Nogales Police Department said.

Lorta died at the scene and his passenger, 35-year-old Jaqueline Maynard, also of Patagonia, was transported to Banner University Medical Center in Tucson.

She was reportedly in critical but stable condition as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Speaking on Thursday, NPD Cpl. Oscar Mesta said Maynard was still in critical condition when the department followed up on Wednesday.

Mesta added that Lorta was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but Maynard was not.

NPD officers arrived at the crash scene just after 6 a.m. on Tuesday, then spent much of the day investigating. Traffic was reduced to one lane in either direction as the investigation progressed.

Mesta said investigators didn’t yet know the cause of the accident, but planned to speak with Maynard about it when she was able.

Mesta said there were no other witnesses to the crash who had spoken to investigators.

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