Menifee motorcyclist, 66, ID’d after fatal crash in Corona

CORONA, Calif., — Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed in a solo-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 in Corona early Monday morning, Jan. 24. The fatal crash happened just south of the Magnolia Avenue exit, according to officials.

Friends and co-workers have said the victim was on his way to work when the early-morning accident occurred.


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California Highway Patrol and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene shortly after 4 a.m. after receiving reports of a motorcycle crash on the northbound I-15, CHP Officer Juan Quintero reported this morning.

When officials arrived, they found a downed motorcyclist and AMR medics determined the rider had already succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has since identified David Vinci, 66, of Menifee, as the man killed in the accident. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 4:19 a.m.

“The preliminary investigation suggests the rider had run off the left roadway edge of the I-15 northbound offramp to Magnolia Avenue and hit a traffic sign,” Quintero explained; adding, “The impact caused the rider to be ejected from the bike.”

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Investigating officers have not yet ruled out alcohol and/or rug intoxication or a possible medical emergency as potential contributing factors in the deadly crash and their investigation is ongoing.

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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.