Pedestrian killed crossing Moreno Valley roadway

MORENO VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a pedestrian was killed while trying to cross a Moreno Valley street yesterday morning, Friday, April 15.

The pedestrian was not using or near a marked crosswalk at the time of the fatal collision, which happened near the intersection of Heacock Street and Sandbow Street adjacent to the Poorman Reservoir, according to officials.


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Deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with Cal Fire – Riverside and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene around 9:45 a.m. after receiving the report of a major-injury traffic collision involving a pedestrian, Riverside County Sheriff’s Sergeant Chad Craig later said of the deadly accident.

When officials arrived they found a pedestrian who had suffered major traumatic injuries after being struck by a black Hyundai Kona. Despite lifesaving efforts, the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries and passed away at the scene.

Deputies are seen discussing yesterday’s collision that left a pedestrian dead in Moreno Valley. Lee Chow / So Cali Media IE photo

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

Based on the circumstances, members of the Moreno Valley Sheriff Station’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

“The investigation revealed that the Hyundai was traveling southbound on Heacock Street when the pedestrian began crossing the street eastbound at the intersection of Sandbow Street and was subsequently struck by the Hyundai,” Craig explained, saying the intersection does not have a marked and designated crosswalk for pedestrians.

Craig also said that alcohol and/or drug intoxication are not considered contributing factors in the collision at this time.


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While officials worked at the scene they called for the temporary closure of Heacock Street between Parkland Avenue and Gregory Lane; however, the roadway has since been re-opened.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Chris Loucks of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 486-6832 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number MV221050097 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). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories 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.