CHP searching for woman who fled scene of Shingletown crash

SHINGLETOWN — Officials are searching for a woman who fled from the scene of a single-vehicle crash in the Shingletown area this afternoon, Saturday, June 29. The accident happened along Wilson Hill Rd. near Christy Creek Ln., about two and a half miles south of Highway 44, according to a CHP incident log.


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CHP and other emergency personnel were first alerted to the accident just after 5:15 p.m., after receiving reports of a solo-vehicle crash. A 911 caller reported the crash involved a car that lost control and careened off the winding, two-lane road, before crashing off the south side of the roadway. The witness also reported the sole female occupant from the car, which was not visible from the nearby road, was spotted fleeing the scene and was last seen running off into the heavy trees and brush.

When Cal Fire firefighters arrived at the scene they found the vehicle off the roadway and abandoned, and despite searching for the driver, they were unable to locate the woman who had been seen leaving the crash site.

At around 6 p.m., CHP requested a tow truck and asked that CHP’s Northern Division Air Operations send an aviation crew to search the surrounding area for the driver.

As of this report the driver had not been located and a tow truck was still responding to the area to remove the wrecked vehicle.

CHP is investigating the cause of the hit and run crash and their investigation is ongoing.

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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 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 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.