MORENO VALLEY: 64-year-old pedestrian killed crossing street

MORENO VALLEY — A 64-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday, Aug. 7. The deadly accident happened at the intersection of Ironwood Avenue and Tuscola Street in Moreno Valley, according to sheriff’s officials.

Coroner’s officials later identified Moreno Valley resident, John Rose, as the victim killed in the accident. A release from Coroner’s officials indicated Rose died at Riverside University Health System – Medical Center at 8:55 p.m., about forty minutes after he was hit by a car while crossing the street.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police Station responded to the intersection about 8:17 p.m., after emergency dispatchers  received reports of a major-injury traffic collision involving a pedestrianRiverside Sheriff’s Sergeant William Stens explained in a written press release after the collision.

Deputies and other emergency first responders arrived within two minutes of the dispatched call and located the pedestrian down in the roadway.  

The pedestrian suffered “multiple, traumatic injuries” and AMR medics transported the victim to a local hospital, said Stens. Despite life-saving efforts, Rose succumbed to his injuries and he was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

Based on the circumstances, members of Moreno Valley PD’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation into the cause of the deadly collision; however Stens explained, “It does not appear alcohol or drugs contributed to this collision.”

Officials called for the temporary closure of all lanes on Ironwood Avenue while they investigated the accident. The road remained closed for several hours until officials concluded their initial investigation.

Anyone with information about the accident or who witnessed the fatal collision is encouraged to contact Moreno Valley’s Traffic Reconstruction Team at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV17212190430 and can remain anonymous.


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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 13 – soon to be 14 – grandchildren.

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