UPDATE: Riverside man, 21, ID’d after deadly Orangecrest area crash

UPDATED: Sunday, Oct. 31. 11:55 a.m.

Originally Published: Friday, Oct. 29, 11:46 a.m.

See Original Story below.

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died as a result of a solo-vehicle crash that happened in the Orangecrest area of Riverside early Friday morning, Oct. 29. Although officials had earlier listed the victim’s age as 22, Coroner officials have since said the man was actually 21-years-old.

The victim, now identified as Marcus Dupree of Riverside, had been traveling southbound on Trautwein Road when, for unknown reasons, his Nissan careened off the roadway and struck a tree broadside, officials had previously announced.

A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at Riverside Community Hospital at 4:31 a.m., about two hours after the crash was reported.

Riverside PD’s collision investigation is active and ongoing and no further details have been released.

Original Story: Riverside crash leaves local man, 22, dead

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a local man has passed away after a solo-vehicle traffic accident in the Orangecrest area of Riverside early this morning, Friday, Oct. 29. The deadly crash happened when the driver lost control of their vehicle and smashed into a tree in the area of Trautwein Road and Orange Terrace Parkway, according to officials.


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City of Riverside police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene shortly before 2:30 a.m. after the City’s Public Safety Communications Center began receiving reports of a traffic collision involving a vehicle that crashed broadside into a tree.

When officials arrived they confirmed finding a silver Nissan against a tree adjacent the roadway, with vehicle parts and debris scattered across Trautwein Road. After confirming the driver was critically injured and trapped inside the wreckage of his car, firefighters immediately began a cut and rescue operation to free the victim from his Nissan.

Firefighters and paramedics work to free a critically injured driver from his wrecked car after a collision in Riverside early this morning. Despite extensive life-saving efforts, the 22-year-old Riverside resident later passed away at an area hospital. Johnny Lopez/Lone Wolf Media-OC Hawk News photo

Firefighters eventually managed to pull the victim from the car, and he was rushed to an area hospital where, despite extensive life-saving efforts, he later succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

Described only as a 22-year-old Riverside resident, the man’s name has not yet been released.

Members of the department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded and assumed the investigation.

During their preliminary investigation MAIT officers determined the victim had been traveling southbound on Trautwein Road when, for unknown reasons, his Nissan careened off the roadway and struck a tree.

The impact left the driver’s side of the sedan crushed inwards, and ultimately caused the victim’s fatal injuries.

Riverside PD’s investigation is continuing and anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective G. Anderson at (951) 826-8723. Callers 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.