Motorcyclist dead after Perris crash

PERRIS, Calif. — Authorities say a motorcyclist died after a solo-vehicle crash in Perris Saturday afternoon, April 3, according to Sheriff and Fire officials.

The fatal accident, which happened south of the intersection of A Street and Mapes Road, was the second of two fatal motorcycle-related crashes to occur in southwest Riverside County the same day. The other deadly crash involved a motorcyclist and passenger van that collided in an unincorporated area north of San Jacinto earlier that morning.


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Deputies from Perris Sheriff’s Station, along with Cal Fire-Riverside and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene about 2:21 p.m. after receiving reports of a major injury traffic collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Hibbler has since reported.

 Deputies arrived within minutes and located an accident involving a motorcycle whose rider suffered major traumatic injuries.

Although life-saving measures were attempted, the motorcycle rider succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending notification of the rider’s family.

Based on the circumstances, members of the Perris Sheriff Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation, which is active and ongoing, according to Hibbler.

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Anyone who may have witnessed this accident and has not yet been interviewed is encouraged to call Deputy Torres at the Perris Sheriff’s Station at (951) 210-1068. Callers can refer to incident file number PE210930065 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 (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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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