Pedestrian, 57, killed after struck by car in Coachella ID’d

COACHELLA — A 57-year-old Coachella man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in the area of Dillon Road, south of Harrison Place, in Coachella, late Sunday evening, July 28.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Glenn Earl Littlepage as the victim who died in the collision. A coroner’s report indicated the pedestrian passed away at the scene of the crash and was pronounced deceased at 11:29 p.m.

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Deputies and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 11:20 p.m., after receiving reports of a vehicle that had struck a pedestrian, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Davis later said of the fatal accident.

When officials arrived they found a man, later identified as Littlepage, deceased at the scene, according to Davis.

The driver of the vehicle who fatally struck Littlepage sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later released. 

Deputies who investigated the cause of the crash do not suspect intoxication or impairment were contributing factors in the fatal accident, but their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy McCoy at (760) 863-8990 or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867). Callers can refer to incident file number Y192090050 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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