Hemet woman, 26, ID’d after deadly Gilman Springs crash that injured five others
MORENO VALLEY, Calif., — Authorities say a Hemet woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Moreno Valley Sunday evening, May 1. Five other people were injured, four of whom were hospitalized, in the collision, which occurred in the area of Gilman Springs Road, just west of Kevin Road, according to officials.
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California Highway Patrol officers and deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with Cal Fire – Riverside and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 10:50 p.m. after receiving reports of a three-vehicle collision with entrapment.
When officials arrived, they found three involved vehicles and confirmed finding multiple people trapped and injured inside their wrecked vehicles.
Due to the number of victims and the severity of their injuries, officials at the scene declared a multi-casualty incident and requested multiple ambulances to the scene. They then began a cut and rescue operation to free the trapped victims from their vehicles.
Despite life-saving efforts, one of the victims succumbed to her injuries and passed away at the scene. She has since been identified as 26-year-old Faith Grant.
Five other victims were eventually transported to the Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley for further treatment. Four of the victims suffered moderate injuries, while a fifth victim sustained minor injuries and declined further medical treatment at the scene, according to Cal Fire.
No information as to what may have caused the deadly collision has been released and the collision investigation is ongoing.
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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.