Skateboard-riding Perris teen ID’d after fatally struck in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a teen was killed when he rode his skateboard into a Riverside intersection and was struck by an SUV towing a pickup truck on an attached trailer Friday evening, February 25.

The deadly collision happened within the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Brockton Avenue and forced the hours-long closure of Arlington Avenue, according to officials.


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City of Riverside police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene around 7:30 p.m. after the City’s Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a traffic collision involving a vehicle and teen riding a skateboard, Riverside PD has since said of the deadly accident.

When officials arrived, they found a juvenile male who had sustained major traumatic injuries. He was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital by ground ambulance where he later succumbed to his injuries and passed away. ⁣⁣⁣

The Riverside County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has since identified Jordan Rawlins, 16, of Perris, as the teen killed in the collision. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 8:18 p.m.

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During their preliminary investigation, officers learned that a 2003 GMC Yukon towing a pickup truck on a trailer was traveling westbound on Arlington Avenue when the vehicle struck the juvenile “who entered the intersection while riding a skateboard on northbound Brockton Avenue,” according to officials.

The driver of the vehicle, a 60-year-old Riverside County resident, stopped at the scene and was cooperative throughout the investigation. He was not injured in the collision. ⁣⁣⁣

Drug and/or alcohol intoxication have not yet been ruled out as possible contributing factors in the fatal accident and RPD’s investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this investigation or who witnessed the accident and has not yet provided a statement is urged to contact Riverside Police Department Traffic Detective George Anderson at (951) 826-8723 or by email.

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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-news providers 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.