UPDATE: Pedestrian, 63, ID’d after fatally hit by car in Lake Elsinore

UPDATED: Thursday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m., With Coroner’s release of information.

LAKE ELSINORE — Officials have identified a 63-year-old pedestrian killed while trying to cross Riverside Dr. in Lake Elsinore Saturday evening, Oct. 19. The victim was not using or near a marked cross walk when the fatal collision happened west of Joy St., according to officials investigating the accident.

Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Aldon Demara, of Lake Elsinore, as the man who passed away less than twenty minutes after being struck. A coroner’s release of information indicated the man succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was pronounced deceased at 9:03 p.m.


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Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of the deadly accident around 8:45 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Ricken reported after the collision.

When officials arrived they learned the 63-year-old had been attempting to cross busy Riverside Dr. when he was struck by a westbound Prius.

Due to the fatality, members of Lake Elsinore Sheriff Station’s Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to determine the cause of the collision. 

During their initial, on-scene investigation deputies called for the temporary closure of Riverside Dr. between Joy and Lincoln streets for about three hours. The roadway was re-opened shortly before midnight, according to Ricken.

The sheriff’s investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Mark Petersen from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300. Callers can refer to incident file number L192920096 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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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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