Dirt bike rider killed after Perris crash

PERRIS, Calif. — A Perris man operating an off-road motorcycle was fatally ejected when he struck another vehicle near the intersection of San Jacinto Ave. and Dunlap Dr., Saturday evening, Sept. 19.


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Deputies from Perris Sheriff’s Station, along with CHP, Cal Fire-Riverside and other emergency personnel, responded to the scene about 8:19 p.m., after receiving reports of a major injury traffic collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Hibbler has since said of the deadly crash.

Deputies arrived within minutes and found a collision involving an off-road motorcycle and Toyota Corolla.

The motorcyclist was ejected from his dirt-bike in the collision and suffered major trauma, according to Hibbler; who said the man succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

Hibbler did not specify if the rider had been wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Guillermo Barreto, 27, of Perris, as the man killed in the collision. A coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 8:30 p.m.

Members of the Perris Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation, which is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation or who may have witnessed the fatal collision and has not been interviewed is encouraged to call Deputy Kiebach at the Perris Sheriff’s Station, (951) 210-1074. Callers can refer to incident file number PE202630110 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, 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 30 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 18 grandchildren.


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