No injuries after second SR-299E crash near Ingot in days
INGOT, Calif., — No injuries were reported after a solo-vehicle rollover accident on SR-299E near Ingot, east of Bella Vista last night, Thursday, July 29. The crash, which happened near mile marker 44, about two miles east of Sugar Pine Camp Road according to a CHP incident log, caused the hour-long, partial closure of the highway but did not result in significant delays in travel times for area residents and evening commuters.
Last night’s crash happened just days after a major-injury, head-on collision with entrapment that happened along the same one-mile stretch of highway on Tuesday morning. That crash hospitalized six people, including a woman in her 60s and four children, ages 5 to 11, with injuries ranging from moderate to critical. The woman and children from the SUV involved in the collision, all Pit River Tribe members according to family members who have since contacted SCNS with updates, are continuing to undergo surgeries and further extensive treatment and physical therapy, but all are expected to survive.
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California Highway Patrol and area fire and rescue agencies were dispatched to the scene around 8:30 p.m. after a passing motorist happened upon an SUV that was overturned and on its side within the eastbound lane of travel.
A firefighter works at the scene of a non-injury, solo-rollover accident that occurred on SR-299E near Ingot last night. Jerrica Corbin photo
Several other 911 calls soon came in, with callers telling emergency dispatchers that the driver was out of the overturned SUV and was picking up various personal items and other debris left scattered across the two-lane mountain highway and shoulder after the crash. Callers also reported that several other good Samaritans had pulled over and were attempting to help the driver, who appeared to be uninjured.
Although the driver and several others attempted to roll the SUV back onto its wheels they were unsuccessful and a tow truck was later requested to the scene to remove the vehicle from the area.
CHP reported that although the roadway was closed during the accident’s investigation and subsequent cleanup, one-way traffic control had been implemented until the roadway was fully reopened a little more than an hour after the crash occurred.
Contacted for more information regarding the cause of the accident, CHP had not responded back as of this article.
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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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.