Motorcyclist killed after crashing into SUV in Temecula

TEMECULA, Calif., — Officials say a motorcyclist has died after crashing into the back of an SUV in Temecula Saturday evening, April 30.

No other injuries were reported as a result of the fatal collision, which happened in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Calle Cortez, according to officials.


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Deputies from the Southwest sheriff’s Station, along with other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene around 7 p.m. after receiving the report of a major injury traffic collision involving a motorcycle and SUV, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant William Pratt has since reported.

When officials arrived, they found a motorcyclist down in the roadway and determined the rider, whose name has not yet been released, suffered fatal injuries in the crash and passed away at the scene.

Accident investigators responded to the location and assumed the investigation.

Their preliminary investigation revealed the motorcycle and SUV were traveling in the same direction when the rider plowed into the back of the SUV for a reason that has yet to be determined.

It is unknown if alcohol and/or drug intoxication played a role in this collision according to Pratt, who said the investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is continuing.


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Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Grimm of the Southwest Sheriff’s Station at (951) 696-3000 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number TE221200160 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). 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.