Overturned vehicle blocking both directions of SR-44 near Eskimo Hill

UPDATED: Sunday, Feb. 24, 6:22 p.m., With CHP update from scene.

ESKIMO HILL — Officials are headed to the scene of a single-vehicle, rollover accident on SR-44, about one mile east of Eskimo Hill and about halfway between Shingletown and Old Station. Although no injuries have been reported, the wrecked and overturned vehicle is blocking both directions of travel on a curve, along the winding two-lane mountain highway.

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California Highway Patrol was first alerted to the crash around 5:40 p.m., when the driver of the overturned vehicle reported the solo-vehicle crash, according to a CHP incident log. The 911 caller reported their vehicle was blocking both directions of travel along a curved section of the roadway.

The caller, who claimed minor injuries but did not request an ambulance, said they would contact their insurance company to send a tow truck to the scene.

As of 6 p.m., CHP’s log indicated an officer was still headed to the scene and provided no further details.

At 6:13 p.m., CHP’s log updated that an officer had arrived at the scene and pushed the still overturned vehicle out of the roadway.

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


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year 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 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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