Local man fatally ejected after SR-91 rollover crash into guardrail in Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a local man was fatally ejected in a solo vehicle rollover crash that happened along the 91 Freeway in Riverside early this morning, Thursday, Feb. 10.
The deadly accident, which happened in the westbound lanes of traffic west of Ivy Street, was the second of two fatal collisions to occur on the 91 Freeway overnight. The first fatality occurred about fifteen miles away near Green River Road just a few hours earlier, according to officials.
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At around 1:23 a.m., a California Highway Patrol – Riverside officer happened upon the scene of a solo vehicle traffic collision involving an Infinity Q50 that had just moments earlier crashed into a guardrail and overturned, CHP Officer Juan Quintero reported this morning.
After summoning fire and rescue personnel to the scene, the officer found a passenger self-extricating from the vehicle but could not immediately locate the involved driver, according to Quintero, who said, “A few moments later, they located a body, determined to be the driver, further west of the collision scene.”
The driver had sustained major traumatic injuries after being ejected and was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding paramedics.
The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has since identified Branon Beccue, 21, of Riverside, as the man killed in the crash. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 1:36 a.m.
During their subsequent investigation, CHP determined Beccue had been traveling westbound on SR-91, when for reasons still under investigation, he lost control of his vehicle and collided into a guardrail on the north side of the highway.
The force of the collision caused the Infinity to overturn, at which time Beccue was fatally ejected from the vehicle.
CHP’s investigation is active and ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed this collision who has not yet provided a statement is encouraged to contact Officer A. Gonzalez of the California Highway Patrol’s Accident Investigation Unit at (951) 637-8000. Callers can refer to incident file number 9840-2022-00668 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.