No injuries reported after two-vehicle crash near Burney Falls

BURNEY, Calif. — Officials are continuing to work at the scene of a two-vehicle collision that occurred northeast of the Intermountain community of Burney this afternoon, Saturday, May 1. The accident occurred along SR-89, three miles south of Burney Falls State Park, according to a CHP incident log.

This collision was the second to occur just south of Burney Falls in as many days, after a fatal collision that killed a two-year-old boy and sent five others, including two adults and three children, to various area hospitals as trauma alerts. Initial reports from the scene of that crash, since confirmed by CHP, indicate that all occupants from the vehicle, which crashed into a tree just south of Clark Creek Road, were airlifted with conditions ranging from moderate to critical.


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CHP and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of today’s crash around 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a blue Honda Fit and a silver Honda Odyssey minivan, with airbags deployed. 

Initial reports from the scene indicted the collision was head-on, with vehicle parts and debris spread across the highway; however, CHP’s incident log has since updated that the vehicles were involved in a broadside/sideswipe type accident, that resulted in no injuries.

As of this report, both vehicles had been removed from the roadway and officials were waiting for tow trucks to arrive and remove the vehicles from the scene.

No official details have yet to be released by CHP, and their officers are continuing to work at the scene of the crash.

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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.