Rider of off-road quad killed in collision with car on Jurupa Valley city streets

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a man was killed when he struck a passenger vehicle while illegally operating an off-road, all-terrain quad on city streets in Jurupa Valley Sunday afternoon, June 6th. No other injuries were reported after the fatal collision, which occurred at the intersection of 20th and Market streets.

Yesterday’s crash follows another fatal accident involving an off-road vehicle that occurred in a Perris residential neighborhood that killed a 16-year-old boy and critically injured another teen last month. May’s fatal collision occurred just one day after Sheriff’s officials had conducted an off-road vehicle enforcement operation in the neighboring cities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar.

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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with CAL FIRE/Riverside and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene around 4:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a major injury collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Lemsisanith has since said of the deadly crash.

When officials arrived they found two involved vehicles, since described as a blue 2014 Honda Accord and an off road quad all-terrain vehicle.

Officials found the rider of the quad had sustained severe, life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Jakob Villasenor, 21, of Bloomington, as the man killed in the collision. A coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 5:18 p.m.

The driver and passenger of the passenger vehicle were not injured in the collision and were cooperating with members of the Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team, who responded to the location and assumed the investigation.

Deputies determined that just before the crash Villasenor had been traveling westbound on 20th Street approaching Market Street when he collided with the Honda, which had been traveling southbound toward the intersection. The impact launched the rider off the quad, causing his fatal injuries.

Officials have not said if Villasenor had been wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.

20th Street and Market Street remained closed for the duration of the Sheriff’s initial, on-scene investigation.

“At this time, it remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the collision,” said Lemsisanith.

Anyone with information about this collision investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Petersen at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number JV211570101 and can remain anonymous.



Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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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