Yucaipa motorcyclist, 29, ID’d after deadly Beaumont collision

BEAUMONT, Calif., — A Yucaipa motorcyclist has died after a two-vehicle collision involving a pickup truck in Beaumont early Monday morning, December 27. The fatal collision happened at the intersection of Potrero and Four Seasons boulevards and forced the hours-long closure of Potrero Boulevard, according to officials.


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City of Beaumont police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene around 12:41 a.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting a traffic collision between a motorcycle and pickup truck, Beaumont PD has since said of the deadly accident. 

When officials arrived at the scene, they found multiple witnesses and good Samaritans performing CPR and attempting other life-saving efforts on the downed and critically injured rider. Despite their efforts, the motorcycle rider ultimately succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has since identified Alejandro “Alex” Mejia, 29, of Yucaipa, as the motorcyclist killed in the collision. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased within moments of the arrival of emergency personnel at 12:50 a.m.

The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators, according to Beaumont PD.

Officials have also reported that neither drug nor alcohol intoxication appeared to be contributing factors in the deadly crash, which remains under investigation.

While officials worked at the scene Potrero Boulevard was closed to all through traffic, between Seneca Springs and Highland Springs, but the roadway has since been reopened.

Anyone with further information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Beaumont PD On-Duty Watch Commander at (951) 769-8500. Callers can refer to incident file 2112-B-3108 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.