JURUPA VALLEY: Fontana man dies after falling from moving vehicle

JURUPA VALLEY – Officials are investigating after a man died when he reportedly fell from a moving vehicle Saturday, May 13. The fatal, early-morning accident happened on the 2800 block of Armstrong Road south of Sierra Avenue, east of the Oak Quarry Golf Club and north of the 60 Freeway, in Jurupa Valley.

The victim was later identified as Julian Ibarra, 22, of Fontana. According to coroner’s officials Ibarra died at the scene of the fall. He was pronounced dead at 4:05 a.m.

Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Police Department and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident about 3:53 a.m., after Riverside County emergency dispatchers were notified the incident.

“Deputies arrived on scene within minutes and found a male laying on the roadway,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Bill Davis explained in a written press release after the deadly incident.

Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighter/paramedics attempted to provide life-saving measures to the victim; however Ibarra succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Members from the Jurupa Valley Station’s Traffic Division responded to the scene and assumed control of the investigation.

During their investigation, Traffic Team members called for the temporary closure of Armstrong Road in both directions, between Sierra Avenue and 34th Street. The road remained closed for about eight hours while officials conducted their investigation and reportedly re-opened about noon.

Officials have not provided any information about how or why Ibarra fell from the moving vehicle. Their investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Deputy Ditfurth at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600. Callers can refer to incident file number JV171330021 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego 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 and breaking his back in an off-duty 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 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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