Big-rig and sedan tangle on 299 in Bella Vista

BELLA VISTA — Officials are at the scene of a rear-end collision between a tractor-trailer big-rig and sedan that happened earlier this evening on SR-299 near Dry Creek Rd. in Bella Vista.


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California Highway Patrol and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene shortly after 8:30 p.m., after a truck driver reported being rear-ended by a green BMW 525I.

A CHP incident log indicated the tractor-trailer pulled into the Dry Creek Station Restaurant parking lot, across the street from Shasta County Fire Station 33. According to the truck driver the BMW, which had major front-end damage, was left blocking the roadway and could not be moved.

Officials requested a flat-bed tow truck to the scene at 9 p.m., and Northstate Tow arrived in the area to remove the wrecked sedan shortly before 9:30 p.m.

Neither of the drivers were injured in the collision, according to a fire official at the scene.

CHP’s investigation is continuing and officials have not yet released any information regarding this accident.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

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 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.