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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner case #701404866
    At 6:33 PM on 06/24/2015, the California Highway Patrol received a wireless 911 call reporting a collision on the southbound lanes of interstate 15 near mile marker 147 near Baker. Emergency crews responded to find Marvin Traylor, a 23 year old resident of Tehachapi, dead at the scene. Traylor was the front seat passenger in a 2008 Volkswagen Golf that struck the rear of a semi tractor/trailer that was also traveling southbound on Interstate 15. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [06252015 0320 SC] 


  2. Coroner Case #701504865
    On 06/24/2015, at 5:52 pm, officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to 911 calls for a single vehicle rollover in the area of Afton Canyon Rd, and the I-15 Freeway, near Baker. Chung Yu Shen, a 65 year old resident of Las Vegas, was a passenger in a 1999 Ford Explore that had rolled over multiple times. Shen was confirmed dead at the scene of her injuries at 6:20 pm. An autopsy will be conducted. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [06252015 0315 SC] 


  3. Coroner Case 701504860
    On 06/24/2015, at approximately 1:00 pm, the California Highway Patrol received 911 calls reporting a single vehicle rollover traffic collision on Interstate 15 south of Oak Hill Rd., in Oak Hills. The driver of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade, Chester Lee Love, a 63 year-old resident of Hesperia, lost control of the Cadillac causing it to leave the interstate and rollover. Love was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the collision. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the traffic collision. [06252015 0015 SC] 


  4. Coroner Case 701504836
    On 06/23/2015, at approximately 6:30 pm, the Fontana Police Department received 911 calls reporting a single vehicle rollover traffic collision on Sierra Ave., north of Summit Ave., in Fontana. The driver of a 2002 Buick Regal lost control of the vehicle causing it to rollover. A rear passenger, Christopher Ayers, a 42 year-old resident of Fontana, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the collision. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the traffic collision. [06142015 0225 SC] 


  5. Coroner case 701504778
    Back on Monday, June 8, 2015, at about 5:00 PM, Anthony Dwayne Reid, a 43 year old resident of Palm Springs, sustained nearly full-body burns in a gas explosion at a resort hotel in Palm Springs. Reid was initially treated at Desert Regional Medical Center, and was then flown that same evening to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Burn Center. On Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 3:52 PM, Reid died as a result of his injuries. The incident is being investigated by Palm Springs Police and Fire Departments. [06/21/15 2130 VN] 


  6. Coroner case #701504759

    On 06/20/2015, at 8:25 PM, the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department received 911 calls reporting a traffic collision in Adelanto. A pedestrian in the crosswalk at US Route 395 and Chamberlaine Way, seven-year-old Adelanto resident Timmyia Caton, was struck by a vehicle and transported from the scene to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead at 9:01 PM. The San Bernardino Sheriff's MAIT team is investigating the collision. [062115 0815 TC] 


  7. Coroner Case #701504504
    The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department-Coroner Division is asking for public assistance. Back on Tuesday, 06/09/2015, at approximately 8:51 p.m. An unidentified male Hispanic, approximately 50-60 years-old, with brown head and facial hair, brown eyes, approximately 5 feet tall, and approximately 170 pounds, was struck by a vehicle who fled the scene of Valley Blvd. and Vine St., Bloomington. The coroner division has temporarily designated the unidentified male as John Doe #79-15. At the time of the collision John Doe #79-15 was wearing a black pull over hoodie, a blue button up dress shirt, green work type pants, and brown lace up type dress shoes. John Doe #79-15 appeared to be a transient and more than likely frequented the area of Valley Blvd. and Cedar Ave. Anyone with information as to the identity of John Doe #79-15 is urged to contact the Coroner Division at 909-387-2978. [06182015 1630 JK] 


  8. Coroner case #701504660
    On 06/15/15, at 8:52 PM, the San Bernardino Police Department received 911 calls regarding a vehicle versus a pedestrian on Harrison Street at Highland Avenue in San Bernardino. When officers and paramedics arrived they found that a 34 year-old Hispanic male had been struck by a 2006 Chrysler minivan. Paramedics pronounced the pedestrian dead on scene of obvious injury. Once positive identification is made and the next-of-kin is notified, the name of the male will be released. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [061615 1100 TC] 


  9. Coroner case #701504629
    On 06/14/2015, at 6:47 PM, the California Highway Patrol received a wireless 911 call reporting a single vehicle rollover in the center divider near mile marker 88 of interstate 40 in the county area near Essex. A 2005 Jeep Wrangler had unexplained tire failure and rolled over. The front seat passenger, Haylee King, a 20 year old resident of Wildomar, was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [061615 1100 TC]

     


  10. Coroner case #701504631 / 701504632
    On 06/14/2015, at 8:39 PM, the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department received 911 calls reporting a traffic collision in Apple Valley. A Honda traveling eastbound on Bear Valley Road struck a Chevy van broadside as it turned left from westbound Bear Valley Road to Deep Creek Road. A passenger in the Honda, 34 year-old Apple Valley resident Sabrina Lee LaBahn, was transported from the scene to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead at 9:59 PM. A male passenger in the Chevy, 30 year-old Apple Valley resident Ernest Rivera, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:47 PM. The San Bernardino Sheriff's MAIT team is investigating the collision. [061615 1100 TC]

     


  11. Coroner Case #701504406
    On Friday, June 05, 2015 at 7pm, 53 year old Johnny Perez, a resident of Yucaipa, was driving eastbound on San Bernardino Avenue at Encina Street in Fontana.  For unknown reasons, he drifted to the north curb, side swiped a parked vehicle, struck the curb, and then stopped after striking a tree.  Perez was taken to Kaiser Fontana Hospital where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.  Fontana Police Department is investigating this traffic collision.  [06062015 1330 JK]  


  12. Coroner Case # 701504213
    On 05/30/2015, at 6:18 AM, the San Bernardino Police Department received a 911 call reporting an unresponsive male in a locked running car on West Baseline Road near North E Street in San Bernardino.  The San Bernardino Police Department and paramedics arrived to find Ashton Jackson Gaderson, a 20 year old resident of Rialto, dead.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.  The San Bernardino Police Department is also investigating. [05302015 1830 JK] 


  13. Coroner Case # 701504213
    On 05/30/2015, at 6:18 AM, the San Bernardino Police Department received a 911 call reporting an unresponsive male in a locked running car on West Baseline Road near North E Street in San Bernardino.  The San Bernardino Police Department and paramedics arrived to find Ashton Jackson Gaderson, a 20 year old resident of Rialto, dead.  An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.  The San Bernardino Police Department is also investigating. [05302015 1830 JK] 


  14. Coroner case #701504182
    On 05/28/2015, at 8:14 PM. San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department deputies responded to a 911 call for a female that had fallen from the Free Drop ride at the County Fair in Victorville. Sabrina Gordon, a 31 year old resident of Hesperia, had been on the top platform of the Free Drop attraction when she fell to the ground. Gordon was flown by air ambulance to a county hospital where she was confirmed dead from her injuries at 12:20 AM on 05/29/2015. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department is investigating the incident. [05292015 0800 JK] 


  15. Coroner case #701504014
    On Friday, May 22, 2015, at 11:24 AM, officers of the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to State Route 395, approximately three miles south of State Route 58, in the unincorporated community of Kramer Junction, to investigate the report of a single vehicle traffic incident. Upon arrival California Highway Patrol personnel found that a 2005 Chevrolet SUV traveling southbound on State Route 395, left the highway and rolled several times. During the incident, a Hispanic male was ejected from the vehicle and suffered upper body trauma. The male was declared dead on by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel at 11:59 AM. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending identification. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [05232015 0930 JK] 


  16. Coroner Case #701503963
    On May 20, 2015 at 12:27 PM 911 was called regarding a house fire in the 4000 block of El Mirage Road, El Mirage. When paramedics arrived they found Eleanor Daugherty a 73 year old resident of El Mirage unresponsive.  Eleanor was pronounced dead on scene at 12:55 PM. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. [05212015 0830 JK] 


  17. Coroner Case #701503934
    On Monday, 05/18/2015, at approximately 11:10 PM, 911 was called regarding a house fire on Nielson Road in Pinon Hills. The home was fully engulfed in flames when fire arrived. One unidentified male was found inside the residence once the fire was extinguished. Sheriff's Arson Bomb detail and San Bernardino County Fire Department are investigating the incident.  [05212015 0830 JK] 


  18. Coroner Case #701503959
    In the early morning hours of Wednesday, 05/20/2015, Steven Dunning, a 30 year old resident of Fontana, was found unresponsive in 1300 block of East 9th Street in Upland. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Upland Police Department is investigating this death. [05212015 0830 JK] 


  19. Coroner case #701503821
    On 5-13-15 at 9:57 PM, an 18 year old male, possibly from Ontario, was a pedestrian on the westbound 210 freeway near “H” Street in San Bernardino when he was struck by a westbound vehicle.  Paramedics responded and transported him to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:40 PM.  When his identity has been confirmed and next of kin notified, his name will be released.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [05142015  0225 EM] 


  20. Coroner Case # 701503816 and 701503817
    On Wednesday, 05/13/2015, at about 5:40 pm, 26 year-old Las Vegas resident, Derricka Boles, and her one year-old daughter, Zoe Bryant, were passengers in a 1995 Honda Accord that was northbound Interstate 15 at mile marker 116 in Baker when the driver of the Honda lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn. Emergency personnel responded and pronounced them dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [05142015 0225 EM] 


  21. Coroner case #701503511
    On Saturday 05/02/2015, a 911 call was received at 6:30 AM reporting a traffic collision on the northbound lanes of Interstate 15, south of Mile Marker 146, near Baker Ca. The San Bernardino County Fire Department Medic Engine 53 responded to find Kimberly Towns, a 44 year old resident of Carson, dead at the scene at 6:55 AM. Towns was driving her 2011 Infiniti G25 southbound on Interstate 15 when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2006 Mercedes 320. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. 




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