UPDATE: Moreno Valley man, 43, ID’d, after fatal head-on crash

UPDATED: Saturday, Sept. 21, 1:45 p.m., With Coroner’s release of information.

See Original Story below.

LAKEVIEW — Officials have identified a motorist who died in a head-on collision with another vehicle Last Wednesday morning, Sept. 18. The other driver suffered critical injuries in the crash, which happened on Ramona Expressway near 6th St., in the unincorporated community of Lakeview, just north of Nuevo.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials have named Julio Aguillon-Hernandez, 43, of Moreno Valley, as the man killed in the crash. A coroner’s release indicated the victim passed away at the scene of the crash and was pronounced deceased at 6:22 a.m.

CHP had previously reported Aguillon-Hernandez was ejected from his pickup truck when he was involved in a rollover traffic collision with another pickup while traveling on Ramona Expressway.

CHP’s investigation into the deadly crash is ongoing and officials have not released any further details.


Original Story: One dead, one critical, after Lakeview head-on crash

LAKEVIEW — One person was killed and another hospitalized with critical injuries after a head-on collision and rollover involving at least two-vehicles in the unincorporated community of Lakeview, just north of Nuevo. The tragic accident happened earlier this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Fog reported throughout the area may have played a contributing factor in this morning’s deadly crash, which happened along Ramona Expressway and 6th St.

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CHP, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 6:10 a.m., after receiving multiple reports of the fatal collision. 911 callers reported one victim may have been ejected from his truck and the other driver was trapped inside his pickup.

When officials arrived they found two pickups trucks blocking both directions of the roadway. The vehicles were described as a burgundy Ford F150 and a red Dodge, and vehicle parts and debris were spread across both sides of the two-lane road.

One man died and another was left in critical condition after a head-on collision during heavy fog in Lakeview early this morning. John Strangis/RMG News photo

While CHP began investigating the cause of the crash, Cal Fire used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate one of the critically injured drivers who was left trapped inside the mangled wreckage of his pickup truck. The other driver, who was possibly ejected from his vehicle, succumbed to his injuries and passed away at the scene.

The surviving driver was eventually transported to Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley with injuries Cal Fire later described as critical.

Although the roadway remained open, early morning commuters and other area motorists were forced to use the road’s dirt shoulders to slowly work their way past the scene of the deadly crash. The accident caused a miles-long backup and drivers stuck in the traffic nightmare later reported prolonged delays as a result of the collision and subsequent investigation and clean up.

CHP is investigating the cause of the accident and they have not yet released any details regarding their investigation, which is ongoing.

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


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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 48, 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 or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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 29 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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