Riverside woman, 55, killed, juvenile seriously injured, in Jurupa Valley crash

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a woman has died after a two-vehicle collision that injured two others, including a child who suffered serious injuries, in Jurupa Valley Wednesday morning, Dec. 15.

The deadly accident, which happened at the intersection of Limonite Avenue and Clay Street, forced the hours-long closure of Limonite Avenue between Spectrum Center and Baldwin Avenue, but the roadways have since been reopened.


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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, Cal Fire – Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 7:11 a.m. after receiving the report of a major injury traffic collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Javier Morando has since reported.

When officials arrived they found two involved vehicles with a total of three victims and immediately began providing medical treatment to the trio.

Despite life-saving efforts, one of the victims succumbed to her injuries and passed away at the scene.

The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has since identified Katherine Hoth, 53, of Riverside, as the victim killed in the collision. A Coroner’s release indicated she was pronounced deceased at 7:22 a.m.

In addition to the woman killed in the crash, paramedics treated a juvenile who was later transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital with injuries Cal Fire described as serious. A second adult was also treated at the scene for minor injuries but declined further medical treatment.

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

It remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the crash, according to Morando.

While officials worked at the scene they called for the temporary closure of both directions of Limonite Avenue between Spectrum Center and Baldwin Avenue, but the roadway has since been cleared and reopened.

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The Sheriff’s investigation is active and ongoing and no further details have been released.

Anyone with further information about this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Comstock at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2600 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number JV213490031 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.