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EASTVALE: Public’s Help Needed to Catch Hit and Run Driver

Troy Davids, 21, killed by a Hit-And-Run driver. Photo courtesy: Facebook

Troy Davids, 21, killed by a Hit-And-Run driver.
Photo courtesy: Facebook

BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL (INFORMATION  PROVIDED BY EASTVALE POLICE DEPT and THE CITY OF EASTVALE)

On Thursday, April 25, 2014 around midnight,20 year old Troy Davids, was heading home from his shift at Vons on Limonite. According to the Eastvale Police Department, Davids was struck in the intersection of Limonite Ave. and Hamner Ave., by a vehicle going westbound.  A preliminary investigation revealed that an unknown make or model black sedan, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Limonite Ave. failed to stop for a red traffic signal light and as a direct result, collided into Davids who was on a bicycle traveling southbound on Hamner Ave.
Although, Eastvale Police Officers  and emergency personnel responded immediately to the reported injury traffic collision, Troy Davids died from his injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Press releases state that ,witnesses reported seeing a black, four door sedan continue westbound on Limonite  in the eastbound lanes of traffic that was last seen turning southbound on Scholar Way. Although officers arrived within minutes of receiving the call, neither the black sedan, nor the driver of the sedan, was located.

Now Eastvale Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect and the suspect vehicle. Eastvale police are “seeking the help of a good Samaritan, who was driving a tan Chevrolet Suburban, that may have seen the suspect vehicle and driver as is it fled the scene of the traffic collision”.

Troy Davids, 21, a 2010 graduate of Norco High School, was described on the Eastvale News Facebook page as “having a heart of gold and a smile to match” and as ” a wonderful young man who was a friend to everyone”.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Cuadra at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2662.

EASTVALE: Heartbreak for Eastvale

Troy Davids, one of the two Eastvale residents killed in two separate accidents. Photo courtesy: Facebook

Troy Davids, one of the two Eastvale residents killed in two separate accidents.
Photo courtesy: Facebook

By Jennifer Madrigal

On the weekend of April 25, the deaths of two Eastvale residents, occurring just a day apart, have rocked the city. A young man who was reportedly on his way home from work was killed while crossing the street. The next evening, another Eastvale man was killed when a fun ride to show off his new off-road vehicle (ORV) went tragically wrong.

Early Friday morning, Troy Davids, 21, was on his way home from work when he was killed near the intersection of Hamner and Limonite. Deputies assigned to the area were called to the scene of a major injury collision on the west side of the intersection. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the preliminary investigation revealed that a black sedan was travelling westbound on Limonite when it collided with a bicyclist, who was southbound on Hamner Avenue in the west crosswalk. The driver of the sedan fled the scene and police are currently searching for the driver. Davids was transported to a regional hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Troy Davids, a 2010 graduate of Norco High School, is described by a member of the Eastvale News Facebook page as “having a heart of gold and a smile to match. Words cannot describe the loss of Troy.” Another person described him as being “a wonderful young man who was a friend to everyone”. Troy worked at the local Von’s supermarket where he was loved and admired by his co-workers and will be greatly missed.

According to the City of Eastvale, the investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Department is looking over video footage from nearby businesses in an effort to help gather more information and evidence about the hit-and-run suspect.

The very next evening, April 26, four men were taking a ride in an ORV in the empty dirt field located on the northeast side of the intersection at Sumner and Limonite avenues. While making a turn, the vehicle flipped and the driver was pinned underneath. Timothy Michael Hunt was found by Sheriff’s Deputies under the Polaris ORV. He was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries. Another passenger was hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries, and the remaining two passengers were treated at the scene.

Hunt, a native of Yorba Linda, played three seasons of independent professional baseball. According to the Sioux City Journal, he was a 2007 member of Team USA, a team that finished second at the World Cup of Softball. Some residents remember him as an “amazingly generous guy” and a very special person who was newly married. Supposedly, he had been showing his new ORV off to his friends when the tragic accident occurred. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this incident.

EASTVALE: Hit and Run (Vehicle vs. Student)

roosevelthighBY: JENNIFER MADRIGAL

Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, around 7:45am a 17 year old female Roosevelt student, was struck by an on coming vehicle while riding her bike. The vehicle that struck the victim did not stop and fled the scene, the suspect was driving a Silver Volkswagen, according to eyewitnesses at the scene.

“The victim was riding her bike eastbound on the north side of Citrus St. when she crossed against the red light across the rear access road to the high school,” said a witness, who will remain unidentified until the investigation is complete. “When she rode into the roadway and off the sidewalk, she was struck by the suspect’s vehicle.”

Another witness followed the suspects vehicle for around 20 minutes and contacted Eastvale Police Department. Eastvale PD Deputies promptly responded to the scene and attempted to locate both the victim and the suspect vehicle. According to students at Roosevelt, an announcement was made over the PA system asking for the unidentified student to please come to the office. Once she arrived, she was checked out and her parents were notified. Luckily, the victim was not majorly injured and walked away with only a scraped knee.

As of Wednesday morning, Police were still attempting to identify the suspect vehicle. If you see a silver Volkswagon with damage to the front or side, please contact the Eastvale PD at 951.776.1099.