Local couple, 79 & 80, dead after Moreno Valley wreck, Woman charged with DUI/murder

MORENO VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a two-vehicle traffic collision in Moreno Valley left an elderly married couple dead Thursday afternoon, Dec. 2.

The deadly crash, which resulted in the arrest of a Los Angeles woman, happened on Alessandro Boulevard, west of Heacock Street, and forced the hours-long closure of the roadway, according to officials.


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City of Moreno Valley law enforcement and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene just after 4 p.m. after receiving reports of a major-injury traffic collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Grmusha has since reported.

When officials arrived they found two involved vehicles, described as a blue, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander and a black, 2002 Acura MDX.

The driver and passenger of the Mitsubishi were found to have suffered critical injuries and were trapped inside their wrecked SUV. Despite life-saving efforts, both ultimately succumbed to their injuries and passed away at the scene.

The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has since identified Alberto Agoncillo, 80, and Lydia Agoncillo, 79, both of Moreno Valley, as the victims who died in this collision. Coroner releases indicated both were pronounced deceased simultaneously at 4:40 p.m.

The passenger of the Acura suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment, while the driver only suffered minor injuries.

Based on the circumstances, members of the Moreno Valley Sheriff Station’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

“The preliminary investigation revealed the Acura was traveling westbound on Alessandro Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it struck the passenger side of the Mitsubishi as it turned left into a business complex from eastbound Alessandro Boulevard,” Grmusha explained.

That driver of the Acura, Wendy Aguilar, 42, of Los Angeles, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested at the scene. She was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of second-degree murder and felony driving under the influence of alcohol, with an additional enhancement charged for causing great bodily injury to her passenger.

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While officials worked at the scene, they called for the temporary closure of Alessandro Boulevard, between Heacock Street and Alessandro Plaza, but the roadway has since been reopened.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Patrick Lynch of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 486-6968 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number MV213360268 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.