Excessive speed suspected in Jurupa Valley crash that killed Riverside driver, critically injured passenger

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say excessive speed is suspected as a contributing factor in a fatal solo-vehicle accident involving a car that crashed into a tree in Jurupa Valley Tuesday evening, March 8.

The deadly crash happened on Limonite Avenue, east of Avenue San Juan Bautista, and forced the hours-long closure of westbound Limonite at Pacific Avenue, according to officials.


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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station, Cal Fire – Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 9:20 p.m. after receiving reports of a major injury accident with entrapment, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Iemsisanith and Cal Fire officials have since reported.

When officials arrived, they located a vehicle that had crashed into a tree in the westbound lane of Limonite Avenue and confirmed finding two seriously injured and trapped victims.

Firefighters performed a cut and rescue operation to extricate the two victims, at which time both were rushed by ground ambulances to Riverside Community Hospital with serious injuries.

Despite extensive lifesaving efforts, the driver ultimately succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

The Riverside County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has since identified Antonio Delgadillo, 19, of Riverside, as the driver killed in the collision. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased by hospital staff about six hours after the crash, at 3:21 a.m.

“The passenger had major head trauma but expected to survive,” said lemsisanith.

Based on the circumstances, deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation.

“Preliminary investigation indicates the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Limonite Ave., lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree,” lemsisanith explained, adding, “It is unknown if alcohol and drugs were a factor in the collision.”

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision and has not yet provided a statement is encouraged to contact Deputy Linfoot at (951) 955-2600, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number JV220670139 and can remain anonymous.

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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.