CHP at scene of SUV and trailer that ended up in ditch outside McArthur

MCARTHUR — California Highway Patrol is investigating a reported crash involving a Range Rover pulling a 24′ trailer that ended up in a ravine. The accident happened on Old Highway Rd., just south of Highway 299, about eight miles northeast of McArthur.


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CHP, Cal Fire Susanville, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the area just before 5 p.m., after receiving reports of the solo-vehicle crash.

A 911 caller reported finding two people and dogs inside an SUV that had gone off the roadway and ended up in a ditch. A CHP incident log indicated the caller initially told emergency dispatchers that one of the subjects in the SUV was unresponsive.

The caller then updated that both occupants from the SUV were out of the vehicle, which had completely left the roadway and was not blocking the road or nearby highway.

While CHP was still responding to the area, fire officials updated they were on scene of a Range Rover and 24′ trailer that had overturned into a ravine along the west side of Old Highway Rd. Firefighters reported the two vehicles ended up on their sides and that the driver and passenger had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

When CHP arrived at the scene they began investigating the cause of the crash and requested two tow trucks to pull the vehicles from the ravine and away from the scene. Performance Tow arrived in the area at 6:45 p.m., according to CHP’s log.

CHP and others were still at the scene as of this report and officials have not yet released any information regarding the crash.


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; 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 28 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 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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