Transient killed crossing SJ street remains unidentified

SAN JACINTO — Officials investigating a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision say they have yet to identify a man who died as a result of the accident last Thursday evening, June 27. The deadly collision happened on State St. near Ramona Blvd., in San Jacinto. 


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Deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the crash shortly after 10 30 p.m., after receiving reports of a vehicle that had struck a pedestrian, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Julio Olguin later reported.

When officials arrived they found a pedestrian who had been critically injured in the collision. Paramedics treated the man at the scene before AMR rushed him to an area hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

According to Olguin, the victim remains unidentified. He has only been described as a Hispanic male and believed to be an area transient.

Based on the circumstances, members of San Jacinto PD’s Traffic Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

During their preliminary on-scene investigation, Traffic Team deputies determined the vehicle, driven by a 25-year-old San Jacinto resident, was traveling northbound on State St. when the car collided with the as-yet unidentified pedestrian as the man was crossing the street.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to Olguin, who said  alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the deadly collision. 

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has further information about this investigation is encouraged to immediately contact Deputy Ramon Cortez of the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Team at (951) 654-2702. Callers can refer to incident file number I191780098 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year 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 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.