Multi-vehicle Riverside crash causes SR-91 SigAlert, traffic delays

RIVERSIDE — Officials are at the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash that caused a SigAlert to be issued for the 91 Freeway, west of Arlington Ave. and near Madison St., in Riverside.

The SigAlert was initially issued for the eastbound lanes but was later updated to include the westbound lanes of travel. At 1:20 p.m., CHP’s incident log indicated the freeway would remain closed for an unknown duration.


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CHP and other emergency personnel responded to the accident shortly after 1 p.m., after receiving reports of a three to four vehicle crash. 911 callers reported the wrecked vehicles were blocking the HOV and number one lanes.

When officials arrived they found a grey Mazda, grey Honda Civic, and unspecified sedan blocking the left two lanes of the eastbound lanes of travel. No further information about the fourth reported involved vehicle was available.

CHP’s incident log indicated there were multiple injuries at the scene, but have not specified the nature or extent of the victims’ injuries.

As of 1:50 p.m., CHP’s SigAlert remained in effect, and other than CHP’s incident log officials have not released any further information or details regarding their ongoing collision investigation.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.


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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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