JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities are continuing to search for a vehicle and driver that fled the scene after striking and killing a pedestrian in Jurupa Valley Saturday evening, May 23. The deadly hit and run happened on the 1300 block of Rubidoux Blvd.
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Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 8:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Luke Torres later reported.
When officials arrived they found a victim down in the west, dirt shoulder of Rubidoux Blvd. The man had sustained major traumatic injuries and succumbed to his injuries at the scene, according to Torres.
Officials have since identified the victim as Robert Ibrahim, 41, of Temecula. A coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased at 8:42 p.m.
Based on the circumstances, members of Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
Deputies interviewed the person who called 911 and reported the collision, who told them they witnessed a vehicle hit the victim in the southbound #2 lane of Rubidoux Blvd.
According to the witness, the driver did not stop after fatally striking the victim and fled the scene at a high rate of speed, driving southbound on Rubidoux Blvd.
The witness described the vehicle as a dark colored sedan, which may have sustained damage to the front passenger side and side view mirror.
Officials are continuing their investigation and have asked that anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Deputy Nancarrow at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number JV201440131 and can remain anonymous.
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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.
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 29 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 16 grandchildren.