Driver dies after solo-vehicle crash in Jurupa Valley

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a person has died after a solo-vehicle crash in the Glen Avon area of Jurupa Valley Saturday evening, Jan. 15. The fatal accident happened on Van Buren Boulevard, south of Jurupa Road, according to officials.


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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with Cal Fire – Riverside and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene around 8:45 p.m. after receiving reports of a major injury traffic collision with entrapment, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Javier Morando has since said of the deadly accident.

When officials arrived, they confirmed finding a critically injured occupant trapped inside the wrecked vehicle, which was found in a ditch along the side of the roadway and began a cut and rescue operation.

Within minutes, firefighters gained access to the victim, who had already succumbed to their injuries and passed away. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by firefighter-paramedics.

The driver’s name has not yet been released, pending notification of the victim’s family.

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

While officials worked at the scene, they called for the temporary closure of both directions of travel along Van Buren Boulevard, between 56th Street and Jurupa Road. However, the roadway has since been reopened.

Officials have said that it remains unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were contributing factors in the collision and their investigation is ongoing.

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Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Petersen 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 JV220150096 can remain anonymous.

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.