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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner case #701500963
    On 01-29-15, at 6:08 PM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department received a 911 call of a two vehicle traffic collision that had occurred at the intersection of Pawnee Road and Dotame Avenue, Apple Valley. Eighteen year-old Aarym Joseph Kelley of Apple Valley, had been operating a motorcycle southbound on Pawnee Road, when he struck a northbound 2001 Toyota pick-up. Kelley was transported to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center by helicopter, where he succumbed to injuries and was declared dead on 01-30-15, at 5:55 PM. San Bernardino Sheriff is investigating the accident. [013015 1945 TC] 

  2. Coroner case #701500908
    On 1/28/2015 at 8:35 p.m., Ontario Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting victim in the 700 block of East I Street. Fourteen year-old Ontario resident Andrea De Rosas was pronounced dead at the scene. Ontario Police Department Homicide Detectives are investigating this incident. [012915 1644 SY] 

  3. Coroner case #701500835
    On Monday, January 26, 2015, at approximately 9:33 P.M., officers from the San Bernardino Police Department responded to the area of N. Orange St. and E. Rainbow Lane regarding shots fired calls. Upon arrival, an 18 year-old male was located with trauma and transported to St Bernardine Medical Center. The male  was pronounced dead at 10:29 P.M. The San Bernardino Police Department, Homicide Detail, is asking any and all information from witnesses who saw or heard anything at the time of the incident.  An autopsy will be conducted later this week to determine the exact cause of death. [012715 1020 SY] 

  4. Coroner case #701500837 and 701500940 Updated

    On 1/26/15, at approximately 11:37 pm, a blue 1993 Honda Civic was traveling northbound on National Trails Highway in Victorville. Just south of Wilderness Ct, the Honda collided head-on with a white Ford F150 pickup truck.  The adult male driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The name of the decedent will be released following confirmation of identity and notification to the next-of-kin. The Victorville California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [012715 0756 SY] Name released: 27 year-old Helendale resident Ronald Dean Henyard [012715 1314 SY]  UPDATE: On 1/29/15 at 5:20 p.m., a passenger from the 1993 Honda Civic, 26 year-old Rochelle Denise Henyard, died at Loma Linda University Medical Center of injuries sustained in this collision. [01302015 0758 SY]


  5. Coroner case #701500803
    On Monday, 01/26/2015, at approximately 3:02 am, the driver of a 2007 Volvo semi truck with a trailer was traveling west bound on Interstate 10 east of Citrus Ave in the city of Fontana. The semi truck struck the north guardrail, light pole, and the overhead Citrus Ave. traffic sign pole bursting into flames. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Once identification has been confirmed and next of kin has been notified, the driver’s name will be release to the public. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [01262015 1320 SC]   

  6. Coroner case #70150757
    Joseph Rodriguez, a 46 year old resident of Hesperia, was driving southbound on I Ave., when he was unable to negotiate a curve and rolled his 2001Chevrolet pickup coming to rest in the front yards of 8411 and 8477 I Ave. in Hesperia. The accident was reported at 12:38 PM on 01/24/2015. Rodriguez was transported by ambulance to Desert Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The collision is being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).[01262015 1325 SC] 

  7. Coroner case #701500746
    On Saturday, 01/24/2015, at approximately 2:05 am, a 2005 Ford Focus was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound Highland Avenue at Golden Avenue in San Bernardino. The driver of the Ford lost control of the vehicle causing the vehicle to overturn and come to rest on the northwest coroner of Highland Avenue and Golden Avenue. 38 Year-old San Bernardino resident Anthony Sevilla was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [01242015 1330 SC]  

  8. Coroner case 701500718
    On January 23, 2015 at approximately 08:38 A.M., 55 year-old Corona resident Melvin Ronzelle Johnson was the driver of a 2007 Chevy Corvette ZO6 northbound on Central Avenue in Chino. The Corvette collided with a 2012 Ford Edge traveling southbound on Central Avenue. Johnson was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:06 A.M. The Chino Police Department is investigating this incident. [012315 1657 SY] 

  9. Coroner case #701500698 and 701500702
    On Thursday, 01/22/2015, at approximately 6:42 pm, a 2000 Jeep Cherokee had become disabled in the number one lane of westbound State Route 60 west of Haven Avenue in Ontario. Another vehicle also traveling westbound was unable to avoid a collision and struck the rear of the Jeep causing it to overturn. There were two occupants of the Jeep that were pronounced dead at the scene. Once positive identification and next of kin notification has been made the names of the decedents will be released. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [012315 0731 SY] 

  10. Coroner case #701500652
    On January 21, 2015 at approximately 12:23 A.M., 21 year-old Las Vegas, Nevada resident Gerrisha Guraline McClodden was the driver of a 1998 Saturn sedan northbound on Interstate 15 in Rural Newberry Springs. At mile marker 110.36, the Saturn was struck from the rear by a 2010 Toyota RAV4. The Saturn left the roadway and continued approximately 30 feet down an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels in a wash. McClodden was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this incident. [012115 1021 SY] 

  11. Coroner case #70150051
     On 01/02/15, at 11:36 AM, the body of an infant boy was found next to a trash container in the 900 block of North 7th Street in Colton. Colton PD is handling the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Colton Police Department Detective Wilson at (909) 370-5021 or Deputy Hunter at (909) 387-2978. [01062015 1437 SY] 

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