Hemet man, 24, ID’d after deadly Perris wreck

PERRIS, Calif., — Authorities say a driver was killed in a two-vehicle traffic accident in Perris Wednesday evening, Sept. 8. The deadly collision happened at the intersection of Indian Avenue and Markham Street, according to sheriff’s officials.


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Deputies from the Perris Sheriff’s Station, along with Cal Fire-Riverside and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene just before 10 p.m. after receiving reports of a major injury traffic accident involving two passenger vehicles, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Hibbler reported this morning.

Deputies and firefighters began arriving within minutes and located a collision involving a black, 2016 Chrysler 300 and black, 2000 Honda Accord. The vehicles ended up approximately 100 feet apart from each other and the collision left vehicle parts and debris spread a cross that entire distance.

Firefighters are seen working at the scene of a fatal traffic collision in Perris on Tuesday. Caryn Jaramillo/SoCal Law Enforcement & Public Safety News – LEAPS News photos

The driver of Chrysler suffered major injuries in the collision and despite life-saving efforts he succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Isaiah Eddington, 24, of Hemet, as the man killed in the accident. A coroner’s release indicated Eddington was pronounced deceased at 10:15 p.m.

The driver of the Honda was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries that Cal Fire later described as moderate.

“It is unknown if alcohol and or drugs are a factor in this collision and the collision is still under investigation by the Perris Station Traffic Bureau,” said Hibbler.

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Anyone who may have witnessed this collision and has not yet been interviewed is encouraged to call Deputy Kiebach at the Perris Sheriff’s Station at (951) 210-1074. Callers can refer to incident file number PE212510126 and can remain anonymous.


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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.