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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner case #701606314
    On Sunday, August 28, 2016, at 2:35 PM, Richard Mark Slater, a 54 year old resident of Chino Hills, died of injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with an automobile towing a boat. Slater was operating his motorcycle, a 2002 Kawasaki Vulcan, westbound along State Route 138, just west of Summit Valley Rd. in Hesperia, and was passing traffic on the left, and struck the side of the vehicle pulling into the parking lot of store. Slater was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. [08292016 0025 SC] 


  2. Coroner case #701606317
    On Sunday 08/28/16 at 12:58 PM, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputies from the Barstow Station were sent to check for a missing person whose vehicle was found near in the area of Ft. Irwin in the Yermo area. Helicopters checked the area and found a body in the open desert. Once at the location of the body, deputies were able to confirm that Linda (Pi-Wei) Hung, a 40 year-old Las Vegas resident, was dead at about 5:00 PM. An autopsy will be performed later this week to determine the exact cause of death. Deputies from the Barstow Station are investigating. [08292016 0010 SC] 


  3. Coroner case number 701606245

    On Friday, August 26, 2016, at 12:23 AM, Steven Simpson, a 55 year old resident of Highland, was walking on northbound Alabama Street about 590 feet south of 3rd Street, in the City of Highland, when he was struck by a 2015 Toyota Yaris. Simpson was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:46 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department, Major Accident Investigation Team, is investigating the incident. [08262016 1930 JK]

     


  4. Coroner case number 701606221

    On Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 3:14 AM, California Highway Patrol received a 911 call regarding an unwitnessed collision on the south shoulder of eastbound I-10 about 450 feet east of the northbound I-15 overpass, in the City of Ontario. When they arrived, they found a tanker truck had pulled over on the shoulder and it was struck in the rear by a pickup truck. Gerardo Malibran, Jr., a 19 year old, resident of Colton, was declared dead on scene at 3:28 AM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [08252016 1200 JK]

     


  5. Coroner Case #701606223

    On 08/25/2016 at 6:18 AM, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a wireless 911 call.  The caller reported there was a damaged vehicle sitting in the open desert east of the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 north of Baker.  When officers arrived on scene they found Cindy Tolboe, a 64 year old resident of St. George Utah dead in the vehicle. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [08252016 1800 JK]

     


  6. Coroner case #701606165
    On Monday, August 22, 2016, at 8:07 PM, Dennis Moya, a 58 year old resident of San Bernardino, was in his motorized wheelchair in a crosswalk crossing Baseline Street when he was struck by a 2006 Honda Pilot that was traveling westbound Baseline Street. Dennis was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [08232016 0440 SC] 


  7. Coroner case #701606162
    Back on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 7:37 PM, Ronald James Zimmer, a 31 year old resident of White Cloud, Michigan, was operating a motorcycle in the city of Fontana when his motorcycle struck a curb and he collided with a tree, sustaining head injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center emergency room. On Monday, August 22nd, at 7:50 PM, Zimmer was pronounced dead in the Intensive Care Unit. The accident is under investigation by Fontana Police Department. [08222016 2355 SC] 


  8. Case Number: 701606090
    On Friday, 08/19/2016, at 11:43 PM, Randolph Stephenson, a 62-year-old male resident of Redlands, was cycling in the westbound bicycle lane on Barton Road, just east of Campus Street, in Loma Linda when he was struck by a mini-van fleeing a traffic stop. He was transported by paramedics to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:18 PM. The incident is being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). [08202016 0245 EM] 


  9. Coroner case numbers 701606103 & 701606106

    On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 3:03 AM, officers of the California Highway Patrol were sent to the area of the eastbound Interstate 15, at Fourth Street, in the City of Ontario, to investigate the report of a traffic collision. When they arrived, they found a disabled vehicle was struck in the rear by another vehicle. Brandon Onyemaichi Nwarueze, a 25 year old, resident of Fontana, was transported to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was declared dead at 4:41 AM. Steven Alvarez, a 24 year old, resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was declared dead at the scene at 3:26 AM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [08202016 1400 JK]

     


  10. Case Number #701606072
    On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 8:12 PM, a 60-year-old male, a resident of Newberry Springs was riding his bicycle on Valley Center Road, east of Minneola Road in Newberry Springs when he was struck by a vehicle. Paramedics transported him to Barstow Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:21 PM. When next of kin has been located and notified, his name will be released. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [08192016 0540 EM] 


  11. Coroner case #701606025
    On Tuesday 08/16/2016, at 9:45 pm, 22 year-old Fontana resident Clarissa Galarza Anaya was driving southbound on Cherry Avenue, just north of Valley Boulevard, in Fontana. The driver of a pickup truck traveling northbound on Cherry Avenue crossed into the southbound lane of traffic striking Galarza Anaya’s vehicle head-on. Galarza Anaya was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:14 pm. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the collision. [08172016 0750 SC]  


  12. Coroner case #701605992
    PRESS RELEASE (SEARCH FOR FAMILY) – 08/17/16: The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Coroner Division is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the family of Shaaron Sue Johnson, a 74 year old resident of the Big Bear Lake area, was found dead in a hotel room in Big Bear on Monday, August 15, 2016. Anyone with information about Johnson’s family is urged to either contact the family or notify this office. Please call 909-387-2978 regarding Coroner case #701605992. [08172016 2350 SC] 


  13. Coroner case #701605977
    On 08/15/2016, at 2:08 am, 20 year-old South Gate resident Magda Pena Capristo was driving westbound on State Route 138, approximately 3 miles west of Interstate 15, in Cajon. Pena Capristo crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic striking another vehicle head-on. Pena Capristo was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [081516 1430 TC] 


  14. Coroner case #701605978
    On 08/15/16, at 1:00 AM, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department and emergency medical providers with the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a shooting victim in the 1900 block of Little Zion Manor in San Bernardino. Paramedics located 33 year old San Bernardino resident Shonta James Edwards unresponsive at the scene. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:16 AM. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [081516 1420 TC] 




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