UPDATED: Woman crossing street in San Jacinto dies after being hit, run over by 3 vehicles

Sanderson Avenue was blocked for several hours while deputies conducted an accident investigation. Amber Guerlin photo-Facebook

UPDATED: 08/30/2016 10:00 a.m.

The coroner’s office has identified Lisa Cherry, 57, of Hemet as the victim who died yesterday Aug. 29 when she was struck by three vehicles. Officials listed her tie of injury as 5:41 a.m. Her time of death was listed as 5:50 a.m. The exact location of Cherry’s death was listed as N. Sanderson Avenue, one mile north of Cottonwood Avenue in San Jacinto



SAN JACINTO – A woman was hit by a car while crossing the street on Sanderson Avenue north of Cottonwood Avenue in San Jacinto Aug. 29. After being hit by the first car, the woman was run over by two more vehicles, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Himmelberg.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s San Jacinto Police Station and other emergency first responders rushed to the reported accident at 5:41 a.m., Deputies arrived within minutes of the first 911 call.

The pedestrian succumbed to her injuries and she was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of her family.

Deputies conducted a thorough accident investigation that determined the pedestrian was crossing the street outside of an established cross walk when she was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Sanderson Avenue.

The deputies’ investigation also revealed after the first vehicle struck the victim, the driver immediately stopped to help the victim. However, before the driver could do anything to help, the downed pedestrian was struck by two additional vehicles that were also traveling northbound on Sanderson Avenue.

“One of two of the vehicles stopped to render aid, but one left the scene without stopping,” according to Himmelberg.

The northbound lanes of Sanderson Avenue were closed for several hours while deputies investigated the deadly accident.

The San Jacinto Police Department has requested anyone having additional information regarding this incident, including the vehicle that left the scene or the driver’s identity to contact Deputy Cortez at (951) 654-2702. Callers can remain anonymous.


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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 10 (soon to be 12) grandchildren.


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  • Im her son johnnylee marts i would like to talk to the persons who was involved plz call me 7602226348 i just want to know about the exact spot my mom was standing when she was hit

  • Can you give me any information on her burial services. We lived on the same block growing up in Lakewood, Ca. & many of her childhood friends would like to help if possible. Thank You.