MORENO VALLEY: Pedestrian crossing street killed when struck by vehicle

MORENO VALLEY — A pedestrian was killed while crossing a Moreno Valley street, Monday evening, Oct. 9. The deadly accident happened at the intersection of Iris Avenue and Camino Flores.

Moreno Valley Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the accident about 8:23 p.m., when Riverside County emergency dispatchers were notified regarding “a major injury traffic collision,” at the intersection, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Jaime Hernandez explained in a press release after the fatal collision.

Police and Fire officials arrived at the scene within three minutes of the dispatched call and discovered a vehicle had struck a pedestrian who had been crossing the street. Officials did not specify if the victim was struck while using a marked cross walk or if the man had been jaywalking when he was hit.

“The pedestrian suffered multiple traumatic injuries and succumbed to his injuries at the scene,” Hernandez explained.

The victim’s name has not been released pending further investigation and notification of his family.

“At this time it does not appear alcohol or drugs contributed to this collision,” said Hernandez.

Based on the circumstances, members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley PD Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

While officials conducted their investigation, they called for the temporary closure of all lanes of Iris Avenue, between Lasselle Street and Camino Flores. The roadway remained closed until about 2 a.m.

The investigation into the deadly crash is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation or who witnessed the fatal collision is encouraged to contact Moreno Valley PD at (951) 486-6700. Callers can refer to incident file number MV172820415 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as 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, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries 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 27 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 14 grandchildren.

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