JURUPA VALLEY: Skateboarder killed by hit and run driver
JURUPA VALLEY — A skateboarder was killed sometime late last Sunday night or early Monday morning when he was struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene, according to officials. The deadly hit and run happened on Hall Avenue, south of 26th Street and north of the 60 Freeway, in Jurupa Valley.
Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials later identified 32-year-old, Marcos Bravo, as the man killed in the hit and run. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel at 2:52 a.m., according to a coroner’s release.
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Deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Station and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the area at 2:47 a.m., after a 911 caller reported finding the victim’s body in the roadway, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Raemie Wood explained in a press release earlier today.
Officials began arriving at the scene within minutes and found Bravo with “obvious signs of trauma,” according to Wood.
Medical personnel determined the skateboarder had already succumbed to his injuries and pronounced the man deceased at the scene.
Deputies “observed injuries to the deceased consistent with being struck by a vehicle,” according to Wood. “The preliminary investigation determined the deceased was traveling south on Hall Avenue via a skateboard, when an unknown vehicle struck the victim and fled the scene.”
Based on the circumstances, members of Jurupa Valley PD’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
It is unknown if alcohol or drug impairment were contributing factors in this collision at this time, said Wood, who explained the Sheriff’s investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with additional information about this investigation or who witnessed the fatal hit and run is encouraged to contact Deputy Krusbe at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number JV181480019 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.
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Trevor 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, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with 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 and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 27 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 14 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.