Excessive speed, DUI suspected in fatal Winchester crash that killed Menifee mom, 32

WINCHESTER, Calif., — Authorities say a Menifee mother of two has died after being involved in a Winchester area two-vehicle, head-on collision on Domenigoni Parkway, east of Patterson Avenue, Thursday evening, April 28.

CHP has since said that excessive speed is suspected to be a contributing factor in the fatal crash and according to the victim’s aunt, DUI is suspected as well. However, it was not immediately clear how she came to suspect one of the involved drivers as being under the influence at the time of the crash.


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California Highway Patrol officers and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, along with Cal Fire – Riverside and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 10:55 p.m. after receiving the report of a head-on crash involving two vehicles.

When officials arrived, they located a Nissan and Honda, and began treating three victims involved in the crash.

A Menifee mother of two, 32-year-old Sahtarria Anderson, died this morning after being involved in a head-on collision in Winchester last night. Anderson family photo / Facebook

One of the victims was found to be critically injured with life-threatening injuries and all three occupants were transported by ground ambulances to Inland Valley Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

Despite life-saving efforts, one of the victims succumbed to her injuries and passed away early the next morning.

The Riverside County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has since identified 32-year-old Sahtarria Anderson, 32, as the person killed in the collision. A Coroner’s release indicated she was pronounced deceased about two-and-a-half hours after the accident at 1:31 a.m.

The conditions of the other two victims were not immediately available, and CHP has not yet specified which vehicle Anderson was in or if she was a driver or passenger when the fatal collision occurred.


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CHP has not yet ruled out alcohol and/or drug intoxication and officials have not released any further details regarding their investigation, which is active and ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed this collision and has not yet provided a statement is encouraged to contact CHP at (951) 769-2000. Callers can refer to incident file number 00359 and can remain anonymous.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new details become 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). 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.