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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner Case #701604836

     On Saturday, 6/25/2016 at 2:17 AM a 911 call was received reporting two males and a motorcycle down in the roadway on Timberlane Avenue in Hesperia. When paramedics arrived on scene they found Luis Rosales, a 32 year old resident of Hesperia. Rosales was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:47 AM. The other male was airlifted to another hospital. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department, Major Accident Investigation Team, is also investigating the collision. [06252016 1700 JK]


  2. Coroner Case #701604770

     On Wednesday, 6/22/2016 at 5:35 AM a 911 call was received reporting a motorcycle crash on the southbound interstate 15 just south of Oak Hills Road in Hesperia.  When paramedics arrived on scene they found the motorcycle rider, Anthony J. Ollenbittle, a 33 year old resident of Godfrey, Illinois, dead on scene.  The California Highway Patrol is also investigating the collision. [06232016 1100 JK]


  3. Coroner case #701604738
    On Monday, June 20, 2016, at 3:37 PM, a report was received of a shooting outside a liquor store in the 2600 block of W. Foothill Blvd. in San Bernardino. Police and paramedics arrived to find Curtis Jamel Mitchell, a 31 year old resident of Victorville, dead at the scene. San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Detail is investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact San Bernardino Police. [06212016 0030 SC] 

  4. Coroner case # 701604687

    On 6-18-16 at 4:30 PM, Joel Brian Mitchell, age: 54, from Alta Loma, was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on State Route 210 east of Alder Avenue in Fontana when he was struck by a truck in a different lane who had a tire blow out and lost control. Paramedics responded and transported him to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:21 PM. CHP is investigating the collision. [06192016 0240 EM]


  5. Coroner case #701604705
    On Sunday, June 19, 2016, at approximately 3:10 PM, Stanley James Snodgrass, a 42 year old resident of Big Bear City, was operating his 1986 Honda Interceptor motorcycle eastbound along W. North Shore Dr. when he entered a left-hand curve at the intersection with Van Dusen Canyon Rd. The motorcycle failed to negotiate the curve and left the roadway, striking a fence. He was transported by ambulance to Bear Valley Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 3:51 PM. The accident is under investigation by California Highway Patrol. [06192016 2330 SC] 

  6. Coroner case #: 701604694 / 701604695
    On 06/19/2016, at 3:03 AM, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a 911 call regarding two pedestrians who were struck by a vehicle on the eastbound Interstate 210 freeway between Baseline Road and Benson Avenue in Upland. The investigation revealed that 25 year old Erin Donnelly from Chino Hills, and 24 year old Jonathan Bland from Glendora were stopped in their vehicles in the emergency lane adjacent to the eastbound carpool lane. Donnelly and Bland wandered out into the carpool lane of traffic and were struck by an eastbound driver. Paramedics from the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department confirmed the deaths at 3:15 AM. The CHP is investigating the incident. [061916 1000 TC] 

  7. Coroner case #701604620

    On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 10:35 AM, Deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a collision involving a motorcycle and vehicle at the intersection of Palmdale Road and Del Gado Road in Victorville. The motorcyclist, Robert Russell Macfarlane, a 61 year old resident of Victorville, was located at the scene with trauma. Paramedics with the San Bernardino County Fire Department pronounced Robert deceased at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. [06172016 0800 JK]


  8. Coroner case #701604623

    On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 12:50 PM, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a motorcycle versus vehicle collision at the intersection of Old Highway 58 and Dobbs Road in Barstow. The driver of the motorcycle, Timothy John Adamczak, a 53 year old resident of Barstow, was transported to Barstow Community Hospital. He was pronounced deceased in the emergency department. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [06172016 0800 JK]


  9. Coroner Case# 701604565

    On Monday, 06/06/2016, at approximately 1:45 pm, 54 year-old Upland resident Michael Dyar was a rear passenger in a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan. The Nissan was involved in a collision with another vehicle on Arrow Route east of White Oak Avenue in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Dyar was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center and on Tuesday, 06/14/2016, Dyar died from injuries sustained in the collision. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the collision. [06162016 0730 JK]


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