Motorcyclist, 33, ID after fatal solo-vehicle crash into Corona tree

CORONA, Calif., — Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a tree in Corona early Saturday evening, Feb. 19. No other vehicles were involved in the fatal accident, which happened on eastbound Foothill Parkway, east of Paseo Grande, according to officials.


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City of Corona police and fire personnel who were alerted to the crash around 5:06 p.m. found a motorcyclist who had crashed into a tree and was ejected.

Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

The Riverside County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has since identified Daniel Serna, 33, of Santa Ana, as the motorcyclist killed in the crash. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased by paramedics at 5:16 p.m.

While officials worked at the scene they called for the temporary closure of Foothill Parkway, between Paseo Grande and Border Avenue, but the roadway has since re-opened.


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No other injuries were reported as a result of the solo-vehicle crash and no further details were immediately available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS), which act as stringer-organizations for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

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.