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  1. Coroner case # 701503572
    On 05/05/15, at 7:50 AM, the driver of a 2001 Honda Accord collided with a 2002 Toyota Camry. Both vehicles were traveling northbound on Interstate 215, just south of Interstate 15, when the collision occurred. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead on-scene. The CHP is investigating the collision. The name of the decedent will be released when identity is determined and the family is notified. [050515 1400 TC] 


  2. Coroner case #701503506
    On 05/01/15, at 7:46 PM, the driver of a 2014 Chevy Impala was southbound Mariposa Road in Hesperia. The driver of a Honda Ridgeline was traveling northbound Mariposa Road at Eucalyptus Street and, for unknown reasons, crossed over the double yellow lines and struck the Chevy. The driver of the Chevy did not survive the collision and was pronounced dead on-scene. The name of the decedent will be released when positive identity is determined. The San Bernardino Sheriff Department is investigating the collision. [050415 1255 TC] 


  3. Coroner Case #701503539 - 701503540
    On Sunday, May 03, 2015, at 4:13 PM, officers of the California Highway Patrol were sent to the area of the Interstate 15, south of Barstow Road near Barstow to investigate the report of a two vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, they found that a four door Kia had struck the rear of a semi-truck and trailer. During the incident two Hispanic females suffered upper body trauma and were declared dead on scene by Barstow Fire Department personnel. The names of the decedents are being withheld pending a positive identification and family notification. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [05032015 2230 SC] 


  4. Coroner case 701503542
    On Sunday, May 3, 2015, at about 4:30 PM, an unidentified male adult was found dead in transient camp in an open field on the south side of the 1900 block W. Highland Ave., just west of N. California St., in San Bernardino. The man was described as a Hispanic male, appearing to be in his late forties to mid sixties, standing approximately 5’6” and weighing 105 lbs. He had gray hair, with a white moustache and beard. A local resident believed that the man used the name “Cuba.” Anyone with information is requested to call the Coroner Division at 909-387-2978. [05/03/15 2115 VN] 


  5. 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. 


  6. Coroner case #701503497
    On 05/01/15 at 4:48AM, Officers' from the Ontario Police Department responded to the area of N. San Antonio Ave. and W. Flora St. in Ontario for reports of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian. Paramedics arrived and transported the pedestrian, later identified as Daniel Felix Gutierrez a 54 year-old resident of Hesperia, to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment arriving there at 5:36AM. Treatment continued but Gutierrez succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:53AM. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the circumstances of the collision. [05012015 2215 SC] 


  7. Coroner case #701503457
    On 04/29/2015, at 10:00 PM,  Mark Anthony Jimenez, a 19 year old resident of San Bernardino, was driving a 1992 Mitsubishi GT 3000 westbound on Highland Avenue at Macy Street in San Bernardino and collided head-on with an eastbound 2011 Toyota Corolla.  Paramedics responded and he was confirmed dead at the scene. An autopsy will be completed to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [04302015 0410 EM] 


  8. Coroner case #701503452
    On 4-29-15 at about 9:00 PM, a 30 year old male, possibly from Barstow, had been traveling southbound SR-247 on a Yamaha motorcycle and collided with a northbound 2001 Ford Mustang. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.  When his identity is confirmed and next of kin notified, his name will be released.  The California Highway Patrol Barstow Station is investigating the incident. [04302015 0410 EM] 


  9. Coroner case #701503340
    On 04/26/15, at 3:17 AM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department received a 911 call stating that a female was found on the side of the roadway at Cottonwood Avenue and Poplar Street in Hesperia. Deputies arrived on scene at 3:22 AM, and found Herminia Corona, a 50 year old resident of Oak Hills, unresponsive. San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel arrived and confirmed she was dead at 3:30 AM from upper body trauma. San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Homicide Division is investigating the incident. [052714 0740 TC] 


  10. Coroner case # 701503335
    On 04/26/15, at 6:00 AM, 23 year-old San Bernardino resident Manuel Hernandez, for an unknown reason, left the roadway while driving his vehicle southbound I-15 at about Alvord Mountain Road in Harvard, CA. He was pronounced dead on-scene by paramedics. CHP is handling the investigation. [042715 0745 TC] 


  11. Coroner case #701503361 - 701503362 - 701503364
     On 04/27/15, at 2:15 AM, The driver of a 2007 Toyota Camry was southbound on Interstate 15, just south of Rasor Road, in Baker, when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway traveled across the center divider, entered the northbound lanes and impacted head-on with a northbound 2013 Dodge Avenger. The Camry continued southward and overturned off the roadway. The driver of the Camry survived the accident, however the passengers- 26 year-old Wilmer Bernal, 26 year-old Jenty (Henry) Diaz, and 7 year-old Jayden Marroquin, were all pronounced dead on-scene. Any witness to the collision are urged to call the Barstow office of the California Highway Patrol at (760) 255-8700. [042715 1620 TC] 


  12. Coroner case #701503307
    On The 04/25/2015, 1:49 AM the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a traffic collision on Interstate 40 at the River Road cutoff. An Officer responded to the scene to find Billy Mills, a 38 year old resident of Blythe, deceased at the scene. Mills had been riding his 2005 Yamaha motorcycle westbound on Interstate 40 when he struck a westbound semi tractor/trailer in the rear. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04252015 1700 JK] 


  13. Coroner Case #701503298
    On Friday, April 24, 2015, at 3:24 PM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department (SBCSD) emergency dispatch received a 911 call stating that a male had jumped from the falls in the Deep Creek area into a pool and had not re-surfaced after entering the water. San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Dive Rescue personnel were dispatched to the area and upon entering the pool located Oscar Fuentes, a 15 year old resident of Apple Valley. Fuentes was flown to the Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:13 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Victorville Station is investigating the incident. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department will be performing an autopsy to determine cause of death. [04242015 2151 EM] 


  14. Coroner case # 701503255
    On 04/22/2015 at 6:48 PM, California Highway Patrol officers responded to 911 calls for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in the area of 11100 Cedar Ave, in Bloomington. Officers arrived on scene and found a 34 year old Hispanic male with injuries to the head and neck. The man was transported to an area hospital where he pronounced dead at 7:26 PM. The name of the victim will be released pending notification of the next of kin. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04232015 0250 EM] 


  15. Coroner case #701503036
    On 4-15-15 at 7:10 AM, Anthony Joe Garcia, age: 58 from Fontana was traveling southbound on Mt. Vernon Avenue and collided head on with a 2013 Ford F-150 just south of M Street in Colton.  Paramedics responded and transported him to Loma Linda University medical Center where he was pronounced him dead at 0803 hours.  The Colton Police Department is investigating.[04172015 1150 EM] 


  16. Coroner case #701503067
    On April 16, 2015 at 6:45 AM, Burnetta Marie Quaid, age: 45 of Apple Valley was the driver and sole occupant of a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on Waalew Road at Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley and collided with a 2010 Kia Optima.  Paramedics responded and Quaid was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino Sheriff Department (SBSD) – Apple Valley station is investigating. [04172015 1150 EM] 


  17. Coroner case #701503078
    On 04/16/2015 at 8:01 PM, the San Bernardino Police Department was notified of a traffic accident on Pacific Street west of Colwyn Ave, in Highland. A 2005 Nissan Murano was traveling westbound on Pacific Street in Highland, when for an unknown reason he struck the sidewalk and continued striking a block wall and eventually a tree. There were no other vehicles involved. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Horace Marvin Graham, age: 59, of Highland, who was pronounced dead on scene at 8:08pm. The San Bernardino Police Department in investigating the incident. [04172015 1150 EM] 


  18. Coroner Case # 701502817
    On Monday 4/6/2015 at 9:37 PM a 911 call was received reporting a collision at the intersection of Butterfield Ranch Road and Slate Drive in the city of Chino Hills.   Rosalinda Cabalo a 55 year old resident of Chino Hills was the driver of one of the vehicles.  Following the collision, she was taken to Chino Valley Medical Center where she died from her injuries at 10:18 PM.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff/Coroner Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. [04072015 0400 JK] 


  19. Coroner case 701502767
    On Saturday 04/04/2015 at 10:32 PM, the Colton Police Department received a 911 call regarding a traffic accident on La Cadena Dr just north of Litton Ave. Officers arrived on scene to find a Gold Lexus had been traveling southbound on La Cadena Dr when the vehicle lost control and struck a tree. The driver, and solo occupant of the Lexus, was identified as Heulises Heredia, age 26 of Ontario. Heredia was pronounced dead on scene at 10:46 pm. The Colton Police Department is investigating the incident. [04062015 0430 JK] 


  20. Coroner cases 701502784 and 701502785
    On Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 2:09 PM, two vehicles traveling along State Route 395, near the Maverick’s Stadium in Adelanto, collided head-on. Two female passengers, one from each vehicle, were pronounced dead at the scene. One of the deceased was an 11 year old resident of Victorville, and the other was a 26 year old resident of San Diego. The names of both victims are withheld pending notification of their families. The accident is under investigation by San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Major Accident Investigation Team. [04062015 0430 JK]  UPDATE:  11 year-old was identified as Dana Rivera, a 13 year-old resident of Victorville. [04062015 1835 SC] 


  21. Coroner Case # 701502790
    On Sunday 04/05/2015 at 6:54 PM California Highway Patrol received a call reporting a collision in the intersection of Valley Blvd and Linden Ave in Bloomington.  When officers arrived they found a vehicle that was traveling east on Valley Blvd collided with a commuter bus that was making a left turn onto Linden Ave.  The driver of the vehicle, Pedro Lira, a 26 year old resident of Fontana was taken to Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana.  He died from his injuries at 7:45 PM.  No one from the bus was injured.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.  [04062015 0630 JK]  Update:  Lira's age was originally incorrectly stated as 41.  The age had been updated. [04062015 1400 SC]. 


  22. Coroner Case # 701502713
    On Thursday, 04/02/2015, at approximately 11:23 pm, Jason Bryant, a 32 year-old resident of Apple Valley, was the driver of a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle who was northbound in the 16000 Village Drive in Victorville when he lost control of the motorcycle and struck the east shoulder curb of Village Drive. Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. 


  23. Coroner Case # 701502654
    On Tuesday, 03/31/2015, at approximately 7:15 pm, Charles Brammer, a 73 year-old resident of Yucaipa, was the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette who was eastbound on State Highway 38 at Adriatic Way in Yucaipa. The driver of a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer was westbound on State Highway 38 lost control of his vehicle and collided with the Corvette head-on. Brammer was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. [04012015 0600 JK] 


  24. Coroner Case # 701502588
    On 03/28/2015, at approximately 12:42pm, an 18 year old male, was involved in a traffic collision on Highway 58 in Hinkley. The male was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle and the male was ejected. He was pronounced dead on scene at 1:01pm. The California Highway Patrol is also investigating the collision. Release of the decedent's name is pending confirmation of identification and notification of the legal next of kin. [032915 0100 JK]  


  25. Coroner case #701502581
    On Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 07:54 AM, the San Bernardino Police Department emergency dispatch received a 911 call stating that a male had been assaulted in a vacant field on the 300 block of Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino. Upon arrival, San Bernardino Police Department personnel found that Michael Anthony Darby Junior, a 48 year old transient in the City of San Bernardino, had been assaulted by an unknown assailant. Darby was transported to the Loma Linda University Medical Center by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at 09:31 AM. The San Bernardino Police Department Homicide Division is also investigating the incident. [03282015 2100 JK] 


  26. Coroner Case #701502513
    On 03/25/2015 at 3:49 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a traffic collision on interstate 15 about 20 miles north of Baker, CA. A 2009 Ford F-250 was traveling southbound on Interstate 15 when it came into contact with a 1997 Chevrolet Pickup, causing the driver of the Ford to lose control and slide into the center divider. The driver of the Ford was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver's name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The California Highway Patrol is also investigating the incident. UPDATE:  Name released on 3-26-15 at 1:35 PM--Wayne Edward Haverfield, age: 48 from las Vegas. 


  27. Coroner case #701502377
    On Friday, 3-20-15 at about 10:15 PM, John Hoang Dinh Vo, age: 22 from San Diego, was at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore when he apparently suffered a possible seizure and went into cardiac arrest. Emergency personnel transported him to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead at 11:08 PM. An autopsy had been performed and the cause of death has been listed as Pending. [03262015 1733 EM] 


  28. Coroner Case #701502521
    On Thursday, 03/26/2015 at approximately 1:55 AM, 28 year old Carlos Ceniceros, a resident of San Bernardino, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of the Interstate 15 when he struck a northbound vehicle head-on about 1/4 mile north of the Dale Evans Parkway off ramp in Apple Valley. Ceniceros was transported by air to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was pronoucned dead at 4:24 AM.. Victorville Highway Patrol is investigating this collision. [03262015 1330 EM] 


  29. Coroner Case # 701502286
    On Wednesday, 03/18/2015, at approximately 4:20 am, Jeffrey Loup, a 50 year-old resident of Hesperia, was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima southbound on Cajon Blvd. near Kendall Dr., in San Bernardino when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Loup was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [03192015 1235] 


  30. Coroner Case #701502293
    On Wednesday, 03/18/2015, at approximately 0825 AM, Ivette Delgado Arauz, age: 32, of Rancho Cucamonga, was rear ended by a tow truck on the eastbound Interstate 10, west of Sierra Way in Fontana. Paramedics responded and was pronounced dead at the scene. CHP is investigating this traffic collision. [03192015 1235] 


  31. Coroner Case #701502257
    On Monday, March 16, 2015, at 8:06 PM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Hesperia Station received several calls of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on Main Street. Deputies arrived on scene to find an unidentified White female adult lying unresponsive in the westbound lane of 14400 block of Main Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identification is being withheld until next of kin is notified. The Hesperia Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the incident. [03172015 0645 JK] 


  32. Coroner case# 701502150
    Back on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 11:39 PM, a collision was reported on Reche Canyon Rd., approximately one mile south of the Riverside County border. A southbound Chrysler Sebring drifted into the northbound lane, and into the path of northbound dump truck. The driver of car, Steven Michael Pietropaolo, a 31 year old resident of Moreno Valley, was transported by ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead of his injuries in the emergency room at 12:31 PM. The collision is also under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. [03/15/15 2000 JK] 


  33. Coroner case# 701502180
    On 3-14-2015 at 12:32 AM, Christopher Derrell Apodaca, age: 37 from Yucaipa, was the front passenger in a 1990 Honda CRX traveling westbound on SR 38 west of Hillside Road in Mentone when the vehicle struck a brick divider and overturned multiple times. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. CHP is investigating the collision. 


  34. Coroner case #701502162
    On 3-12-15 at 8:50 PM, Edumenio Albert Martinez, age: 70, a resident of Hesperia, was driving a 2003 Lincoln Towncar westbound on Carob St. east of Ivy Street in Hesperia and collided head-on with an eastbound Ford F-250. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The Sab Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. is investigating the collision. [03132015 0830 EM] 


  35. Coroner case #701502164
    On 3-13-15 at 3:41 AM, Staci Elizabeth Calhoun, age: 31, a resident of Rialto, was driving a 2001 Dodge Stratus northbound on I-15 south of Glen Helen Parkway in Fontana when the vehicle left the right road edge and collided with a tree. Paramedics responded and pronounced her dead at the scene. CHP is investigating the collision. [03132015 0830 EM] 


  36. Coroner Case #701501729

    On 2-26-15 at 11:11 AM, emergency personnel responded to a residential fire in the 40000 block of Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake.  During a search of the residence, firefighters located Puangmanee Neatherlin, a 71 year old resident of Big Bear Lake, and removed her outside.  She was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Bombs and Arson Division is investigating the incident.  [022715 1315]   

     


  37. Coroner case #701501740
    On 2-26-15 at 6:49 PM, Tammy Mae Seagraves, age: 43 from Chino Hills was driving a Saturn southbound on Carbon Canyon Road north of Canyon Hills road in Chino Hills and collided head on with a northbound Honda.  Paramedics transported her to Chino Valley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 7:53 PM.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department is investigating the collision.  [022715 1315]  


  38. Coroner case #701501714
    On 2-26-15 at 2:07 AM, John F. Sandusky, a 29 year old resident of Ontario, was riding a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on Riverside Drive east of Haven Avenue in Ontario when he apparently lost control and was ejected.  Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene at 2:18 AM.  The Ontario Police Department is investigating the collision.  [022615 1220 EM] 




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