Five injured after Nuevo solo-vehicle rollover

NUEVO — Five people were injured, including two who were hospitalized with serious injuries, after a solo-vehicle rollover traffic accident in the unincorporated community of Nuevo this morning, Saturday, March 21. The crash happened on the 34000 block of Ramona Expressway, about 1.5 miles east of Bridge St., according to fire officials.


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CHP, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of the crash about 10:30 a.m., Cal Fire reported after the accident.

When officials arrived they found a silver passenger sedan that had overturned and come to rest in a field adjacent the expressway.

Five people were injured when a silver passenger vehicle overturned while traveling on Ramona Expressway in Nuevo this morning. I.E. Media Source photo

Paramedics immediately began treating five victims injured in the single-vehicle crash. Two of those victims were rushed by ground ambulance to an area hospital, according to Cal Fire officials; who did not specify if the other three victims were transported to a hospital for further treatment.

While CHP investigated the cause of the accident, they called for the temporary closure of the eastbound lanes of traffic. The roadway has since reopened.

CHP’s 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.