Pedestrian dies after struck by vehicle in Norco

NORCO, Calif., — A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Norco late Friday evening, March 4. The fatal collision happened in the area of First Street, east of Parkridge Avenue, according to officials.


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Deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with Cal Fire – Riverside and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 11:09 p.m. after receiving reports of a major injury traffic collision involving a passenger vehicle and pedestrian, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Rafael Lopez has since reported.

When officials arrived, they found an unresponsive and critically injured pedestrian who ultimately succumbed to their injuries and passed away at the scene.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending further investigation and notification of the person’s family.

The driver of the vehicle, who was uninjured during the collision, remained at the scene and was cooperating with the investigation.

Members of the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Intoxication is not suspected in the fatal accident, according to Lopez.

While officials worked at the scene they called for the temporary closure of First Street, between Parkridge and Mountain avenues to process the scene and collect evidence. The roadway has since been reopened.

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Anyone who witnessed this traffic collision or has any information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Packer of 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 G220630075 and can remain anonymous.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes 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-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.