Fatally struck while walking in Canyon Lake, Riverside man, 29, ID’d

CANYON LAKE, Calif. — Authorities say a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle while walking in Canyon Lake early Thursday morning, June 17.

Officials have since said the victim was attempting to cross Railroad Canyon Road, just outside the marked crosswalk at Canyon Lake Dr. South, when he was struck.


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Deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, along with CAL FIRE/Riverside and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene around 2:40 a.m., according to Sheriff and CAL FIRE officials.

“Deputies arrived within minutes and located a single vehicle that had struck a pedestrian in the roadway,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Brad Foster has since said of the deadly accident. “The pedestrian sustained major injuries in the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cal Fire.”

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Michael Dubay, 29, of Riverside, as the pedestrian killed in the collision. A coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 4:14 a.m.

based on the circumstances, members of the Lake Elsinore Station’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

During their subsequent investigation, deputies determined Dubay was walking across Railroad Canyon Road, outside of the marked crosswalk at Canyon Lake Drive South, when he was struck by an approaching vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the collision and remained at the scene of the accident.


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“Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision,” said Foster.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision who has not yet provided a statement to officials is encouraged to contact Deputy Scott Hadeen at (951) 245-3000, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number CN211680001 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.