SJ man killed in Menifee motorcycle crash ID’d

UPDATED: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2:45 p.m.

See original story below.

MENIFEE — Officials have identified a man who died after a Menifee rollover traffic collision between a motorcycle and passenger vehicle late Monday evening. The deadly crash, which left two others with minor injuries, happened in the area of Newport and Menifee roads

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified today Marco Valencia, 36, of San Jacinto as the man killed in the crash. A coroner’s release indicated Valencia succumbed to his injuries at the scene; on eastbound Newport Rd., about. 600 ft west of Menifee Rd. He was pronounced deceased shortly after the accident, at 11:34 p.m.

Menifee PD is still investigating the cause of the crash and have not released any further information regarding their ongoing investigation.


Original Story: One dead after Menifee motorcycle crash

MENIFEE — A motorcyclist died at the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle and passenger vehicle that overturned in Menifee late Monday evening, Sept. 10. The deadly crash happened in the area of Newport and Menifee roads, according to police and fire officials.


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Deputies assigned to the Menifee Police Station, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire, and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the scene of the crash at 11:17 p.m., after receiving reports of a vehicle versus motorcycle traffic collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant John Burke explained after the deadly crash.

911 callers reported “a motorcycle in the roadway” and that the involved passenger vehicle “had rolled multiple times,” said Burke.

When sheriff and fire officials arrived they determined the rider had already succumbed to their injuries and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Based on the circumstances, members of Menifee PD’s Traffic Collision Team responded to the crash and assumed the investigation.

“Two occupants of the overturned vehicle declined medical attention at the scene,” Burke later reported.

Alcohol and/or drug impairment do not appear to be a factor in this collision at this time, according to Burke, who said Menifee PD’s crash investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Smith at the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000. Callers can refer to incident file number ME182530155 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip anonymously using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


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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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