Toddler fatally run over in Menifee driveway

MENIFEE, Calif. — Authorities have confirmed the death of a toddler, after the two-year-old girl was fatally run over in the driveway of a Menifee home Thursday afternoon, June 10th.

The deadly accident, which happened on Whembly Circle, occurred when a 35-year-old man was pulling out of his residential driveway and ran over the young victim with his right front tire. Officials have not specified how or if the two were related and no charges were expected as of this report.


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California Highway Patrol, CAL FIRE/Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the residential neighborhood around 3:35 p.m.

Paramedics pronounced the young victim deceased at the scene within minutes of their arrival. Her identity has not yet been released.

CHP has since said the driver was in his 1997 Chevrolet and was “slowly pulling forward out of his driveway” when the toddler walked directly into the path of the vehicle.

The man didn’t see the girl approaching and she was run over by the right front tire of his vehicle while still in the home’s driveway, according to the CHP.

The driver was not arrested, but CHP’s investigation into the cause of the accident is continuing.

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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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