Accident kills motocross rider at Lake Elsinore MX Sports Park

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LAKE ELSINORE, Calif., — An off-road motorcycle rider was killed in an accident at a popular motocross track in Lake Elsinore yesterday afternoon, Sunday, Nov. 7.

No details have yet been released about what may have led to the fatal accident, which occurred at the Lake Elsinore MX Sports Park, in the 31900 block of Cereal Street.


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Deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, along with Cal Fire – Riverside and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene around noon after receiving reports of a fatality involving an off-road motorcyclist.

Officials have since reported that the rider, whose name has not yet been released, succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

In a social media post last night that did not release any details about how the deadly accident occurred, track officials wrote in part, “Concerning the unfortunate accident at the track, we give our condolences to the gentleman’s family and friends. … We would also like to show respect to the family and give them privacy during this unfortunate time.”

No further details were available as of this early report.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes available.

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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.