Victim killed in Moreno Valley crash ID’d

UPDATED: Saturday, July 20, 1:45 p.m., With coroner’s release of victim’s information.

MORENO VALLEY — Officials have identified a Moreno Valley resident killed in a three-vehicle crash in Moreno Valley, Thursday afternoon, July 18. The fatal crash, which sent three other victims to the hospital with various injuries, happened in the area of Nason St. and Alessandro Blvd.


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Deputies from the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station, along with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire and AMR, were dispatched to the scene shortly before 4:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a three vehicle, major injury traffic collision, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian De Marco later reported.

Officials arrived at the scene within minutes of the dispatched call and found one of the victims trapped inside his wrecked vehicle. 

“The male driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries … and was unresponsive,” De Marco explained.

Firefighters performed a cut and rescue operation to free the critically injured man and he was eventually rushed to Riverside University Health Systems’ Trauma Center in Moreno Valley for advanced life-saving efforts. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Alan Alfaro, 27, of Moreno Valley, as the victim killed in the collision. A coroner’s release indicated Alfaro passed away about twenty-five minutes after the crash, at 4:50 p.m.

Three other people involved in the collision were also transported to RUHS for treatment of injuries described by Cal Fire as minor.

Based on the circumstances, members of Moreno Valley Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded and assumed the investigation into the cause of the deadly collision.

Although their investigation is ongoing, “the use of drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in this collision,” said De Marco.

Anyone with information regarding this collision or who witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Sergeant De Marco at ‪(951) 486-6700‬. Callers can refer to incident file number MV191990175 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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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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