Local man, 28, ID’d after Riverside 3-vehicle rollover collision

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a local man was killed in a three-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Jurupa Avenue and Van Buren Boulevard in Riverside Tuesday afternoon, March 8.


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City of Riverside police and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene around 12:30 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting a major-injury multi-vehicle traffic collision, according to Riverside Police Department.

When officials arrived, they found three involved vehicles, including a red Dodge Durango, silver Honda Accord, and blue Toyota Scion.

The Dodge was found with heavy front-end damage within the intersection, while the Honda ended up on its roof a short distance away. The Toyota, which was also heavily damaged in the crash was also found nearby.

The driver of a Honda Accord died several hours after a three-vehicle collision in Riverside yesterday afternoon. Johnny Lopez – Lone Wolf News and Media / OnScene TV photos

Paramedics immediately began evaluating and treating the injured occupants, including the driver of the Honda, who was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. Despite life-saving efforts, the man succumbed to his injuries and passed away about three hours after the accident.

The Riverside County Sheriff- Coroner’s Office has since identified William Castro, 28, of Riverside, as the man killed in the collision. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased by hospital staff at 3:37 p.m.

It was not immediately clear if any other occupants were injured in the collision.

During their subsequent investigation, officers determined the driver of the Dodge, a 36-year-old Banning resident, was traveling westbound on Jurupa Avenue when his SUV collided with a Honda and Toyota within the intersection.

Both the Honda and Toyota had been traveling southbound on Van Buren Boulevard when the collision occurred.

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Officials did not specify who was at fault in the deadly crash and are still working to determine if alcohol and or drug intoxication were considered contributing factors in the fatal accident.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective G. Anderson at (951) 826-8723 or [email protected]. Callers can refer to incident file number 22-0006391 and can remain anonymous.

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Johnny Lopez – Lone Wolf News and Media / OnScene TV photos

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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.