Shingletown head-on crash injures 3
SHINGLETOWN — Three people including a UPS driver were hospitalized after a head-on crash involving a delivery van and SUV in the Shingletown area Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 21. The two-vehicle accident happened on Hwy. 44, just east of Wilson Hill Rd., according to officials.
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CHP, Shingletown Volunteer Fire Dept and Cal Fire, along with American Medical Response and Dignity Health paramedics were dispatched to the collision about 4:10 p.m., SVFD officials said in a social media release after the crash.
Officials work at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on crash involving a UPS truck and passenger SUV. SVFD photo
When officials arrived at the scene they found two wrecked and heavily damaged vehicles, described as a large UPS delivery van and dark blue SUV. Both had sustained major front-end damage and vehicle parts and other debris were scattered across the highway.
Paramedics evaluated and treated three victims at the scene before transporting the trio to an area hospital for further treatment. Their injuries were described as minor to moderate in SVFD’s social media post released after the accident.
Contacted for further details about the crash, a CHP representative confirmed the agency is investigating the cause of the collision and their investigation is ongoing.
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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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 29 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 16 grandchildren.