MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — A woman was killed and a man suffered serious injuries after a crash in Moreno Valley left them trapped inside a pickup truck late Thursday evening, June 11.

The deadly accident happened at the intersection of Pigeon Pass Rd. and Ironwood Ave., according to officials investigating the cause of the crash.

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Deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with City of Moreno Valley firefighters and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene about 11:46 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Loucks later reported.

When deputies arrived they found a pickup truck with two occupants trapped inside it, explained Loucks, who said, “Deputies and an off-duty emergency medical technician began rendering medical aid to the occupants.”

“Minutes later, paramedics from the Moreno Valley Fire Department and American Medical Response arrived on-scene and began advanced life support measures as well, said Loucks.  

After extricating the victims from the truck, both occupants were transported to an area hospital, where the female passenger succumbed to her injuries.  

The victim has not yet been publicly identified, pending notification of the woman’s family.

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

During their investigation, deputies called for the temporary closure of the intersection; which remained closed for about three hours.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Chris Loucks at the Moreno Valley Station’s Traffic Division by calling (951) 486-6832 or (951) 486-6900. Callers can refer to incident file number MV201630515 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.