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  1. Coroner case #701603351
    On 04/22/16, at 2:32 AM, San Bernardino Sheriff Deputies responded to the area of Bear Valley Road, west of Bornite in Hesperia in reference to a motorcyclist versus an SUV. The motorcyclist, 27 year old Brandon Roy Walker of Hesperia, was pronounced dead on at the scene by emergency personnel. The Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident. [042616 1725 TC]  


  2. Coroner case #701603412
    On Monday, 04/25/2016, at 7:59 AM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to the 26000 block of Barton Road in Loma Linda in reference to a male found in the field north of Barton Road. The male had trauma present on his body and was presumed to be struck by a vehicle which had left the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Major Accident Investigation Team, is investigating the incident. The name of the deceased will be released once next of kin has been notified. [042516 1830 TC]  


  3. Coroner Case #701603406

    On Sunday, April 24, 2016, 9:31 PM, Officers of the California Highway Patrol,  were called to the State Route 71 near Grand Avenue, in the City of Chino Hills, for a single vehicle collision. Lucer Olmos-Sandoval, a 22 year old Hispanic female resident of Pomona, lost control of her vehicle and it rolled multiple times. Olmos-Sandoval was declared dead on scene by Chino Valley Independent Fire District personnel at 9:51 PM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04252016 0530 JK]

     


  4. Coroner case #701603412

    On Monday, 04/25/2016, at 7:59 AM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to the 26000 block of Barton Road in Loma Linda where Terrence Vidal a 51 year old male was found in the field north of Barton Road. Medics were called to the scene and Vidal was confirmed dead at 8:13 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Major Accident Investigation Team, is investigating the incident. [042516 2300 JK]

     


  5. Coroner Case #701603395

    On Sunday, 04/24/2016 at approximately 11:00 AM, Jamill Slaughter, age 22 and a resident of San Bernardino, was the victim of a homicide in the area of 5th Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue in San Bernardino. He was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:56 AM. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating. [04252016 0530 JK]

     


  6. Coroner Case #701603409

    On Monday, 04/25/2016, at around 03:41 AM, Bernard Chew, a 25 year old Transient of San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga, was found dead in front of the 700 block of North ‘H’ Street in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police department homicide unit is investigating this death. [042516 2300 JK]

     


  7. Coroner case #701603349
    At 3:51 AM, on 04/22/2016, a 911 call was received reporting a motorcyclist down in the center divider of Interstate 40 near the Java overcrossing west of Needles. Emergency personnel responded to the scene to find the motorcycle rider, Kelly O'Connor, a 49 year old resident of El Monte, dead at the scene. O'Connor lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail. He came off the motorcycle and landed in the center divider. The Needles office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [042416 0845 TC] 


  8. Coroner case #701603240
    On 04/17/2016, at 10:37 PM, the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) dispatch received a 911 call reporting multiple gunshots heard in the 2000 block of N. D Street. SBPD officers responded to the scene and found 19 year old Jose Ortiz, a San Bernardino resident, lying on the roadway with upper body trauma. Paramedics pronounced him dead on scene. The SBPD is investigating the incident. [04182016 0550 KA] 


  9. Coroner case #701603214

    On Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 7:30 PM, the California Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle collision at Highway 18 and High Road in Lucerne Valley. The driver and sole occupant of the car, Pamela Sue Rogers, a 72 year old resident of Altadena, collided with another vehicle and was transported to St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Room. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [041716 0315 JK]

     


  10. Coroner case# 701603221
     On 04/17/16, at 2:12 AM, San Bernardino Police responded to the 100 block of W. Hospitality Lane in reference to gunshots fired at a night club. Upon arrival, 20 year-old Douglas Rivas-Rauda of Twentynine Palms, was found in the parking lot with upper body trauma and pronounced dead on-scene. San Bernardino Police are investigating the incident. [041716 1740 TC] 


  11. Coroner Case #701603169
    On 04/14/2016, at 6:25 PM, Christopher Gaylord, a 26 year old resident of Hesperia, was driving a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Bear Valley Road near Kiowa Road in Apple Valley and collided with a 1973 Chevrolet van. Paramedics responded and transported him to St. Mary Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:33 PM. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department is investigating. [04152016 1230] 


  12. Coroner Case # 701603145

    On 04/13/2016, at 9:43 PM, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Victorville Division received a 911 call regarding a motorcycle that collided into a dirt embankment. A witness told the CHP officers the male was driving westbound on Madrid Bear Valley Road, approaching Oasis Road in Pinion Hills, when he went through a stop sign and collided with the embankment. He was ejected from the motorcycle. Paramedics responded and found him unresponsive and transported him to Desert Valley Hospital (DVH) where he was pronounced dead at 11:08 PM: The identity will be released after his identity has been confirmed, and his family has been notified of the death. [041416 2330 JK]

     


  13. Coroner case# 701603135

    On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 4:07 PM, the Chino Hills Police Department responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the 5900 block of Edison Avenue in Chino Hills. The pedestrian, Jose R. Chicas Vigil, a 31 year old resident of Ontario, was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:27 PM. The Chino Hills Police Department and CAL-OSHA are investigating the incident. [041416 2330 JK]

     


  14. Coroner case #701602989

    On Thursday, April 07, 2016, at 10:30 PM, the Ontario Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Edison Avenue, just east of Walker Avenue in Ontario. The driver and sole occupant of the car, Michael Douglas Mays, a 26 year old resident of Mira Loma, collided with another car and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the collision. [040916 0630 JK]

     


  15. Coroner case #701602920

    On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 5:28 PM, a collision between a motorcycle and an automobile in the intersection of Apple Valley Rd. and Yucca Loma Rd., in Apple Valley. The motorcyclist, Stephen Craig Murphy, a 63 year old resident of Apple Valley, sustained multiple injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he died in the operating room of his injuries at 7:22 PM. The collision is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Major Accident Investigation Team. [04/06/16 0630 JK]

     


  16. Coroner case 701602845

    On 04/02/2016 at 2:36 pm, the San Bernardino Police Department was notified of an auto vs. pedestrian on 9th Street approximately 125 feet west of Preston Street in San Bernardino City. Officers arrived on scene to find Fermin Diaz, age 73 of San Bernardino, had been struck by two vehicles. The first vehicle fled the scene. Diaz was pronounced dead on scene at 2:47 am. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [04032016 0200 JK]

     


  17. Coroner case #701602847
    On Saturday, 04/02/2016 at 4:35 AM, the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a call of a man found down in the 2000 block of West 6th Street in San Bernardino with injuries. Michael Reyes, a 24 year old resident of San Bernardino, was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. He was later pronounced dead at 8:55 AM. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [04022016 1715 EM] 


  18. Coroner case #701602849

    On Saturday, 04/02/2016 at 11:11 AM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a call regarding a single vehicle traffic accident on Arrowhead Lake Road in Hesperia. Aalyah Zuniga, a 2 year old female, a resident of Victorville, was a passenger in that vehicle and was ejected. Paramedics responded and airlifted her to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 12:05 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [04022016 1715 EM]

     


  19. Coroner case 701602698
    On Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 2:51 PM, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and Fire personnel were called to the scene of a structure fire at a residence in the 23300 block of Village Lane, in Crestline. After extinguishing the fire, the body of a woman was found in the residence. The name of the victim is withheld pending positive identification. Examinations will be conducting this week to determine the cause of death. The investigation is being conducted by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. [03/27/16 2357] NAME RELEASED: 68 year old Crestline resident Beth Glenn [041116 1115 TC] 


  20. Coroner case 701602705
    On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 8:03 PM, a report of shots fired was received by Fontana Police Department Dispatch. Law enforcement and paramedics arrived at the scene in the 8500 block of Kaiser Ave. in Fontana to find Victor Anthony Perez, a 17 year old resident of Fontana, injured. Perez was transported by ambulance to Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Fontana, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 10:22 PM. The incident is under investigation by the Fontana Police Department, Homicide Unit. [03/28/16 0200 VN] 


  21. Coroner case #701602709 and 701602710
    On 3-28-16 at 4:54 AM, Rudy Javier Vargas, age: 30, a resident of San Bernardino was driving a 2013 Honda Accord N/B on Mt. Vernon Avenue at a high rate of speed and collided with an eastbound late model Ford Mustang at Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino. Paramedics responded and pronounced Alejandro Peyro, age: 26, a resident of Colton ( a passenger in the Mustang), and the driver of the Honda dead at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [03282016 1825 EM] 




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