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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner case 701606952
    On 09/24/2016 at 4:06 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a man that had gone under water and not seen again in Lake Havasu. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Dive Team recovered the body of Steven Cornejo, a 29-year-old resident of Southgate, at 5:19 PM on 09/25/2016. Cornejo was on a boat with others when he jumped off the boat to retrieve property that had fallen into the water. According to the other passengers, he became separated from the boat due to wind. The other passengers made efforts to save Cornejo, but they were unsuccessful. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Marine Enforcement Division is investigating the incident. [092516 0044 TC] 


  2. Coroner case #701606942
    On 09/25/2016, at 2:57 AM, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to southbound Interstate 15, north of SR-138, Devore, for a traffic collision. Amanda Giordano, a 22-year-old resident of Thousand Oaks, was a passenger in a vehicle that struck the back of a tractor trailer. Paramedics responded and pronounced her dead at the scene at 3:15 AM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [092516 0044 TC] 


  3. Coroner case #701606917
    On 09/23/2016, at 11:59 pm, 34-year-old Ontario resident Eric Greg Hernandez ran on to Interstate 10, just east of Central Avenue, in Montclair, and was struck by a vehicle. Paramedics and firefighters arrived on-scene and confirmed the male dead on 09/24/2016, at 12:10 am. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [092516 0044 TC] 


  4. Coroner case #701606935
    On 09/24/2016, at 7:08 PM, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a traffic collision on the westbound Interstate 210, east of Beech Avenue, in Fontana. The investigation revealed that Daniel Herrera, a 21-year-old resident of Ontario, had been traveling westbound when he struck the guard rail and then a vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the interstate. Herrera was transported to the San Antonio Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:53 PM. The California Highway patrol is investigating the incident. [092516 0044 TC] 


  5. Coroner Case #701605660
    The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Coroner Division is seeking the public's help in locating the next of kin for Milton Louis Riecks, a 78 year-old, who died on 07/31/2016. To date, no relatives have come forward or have been discovered during an investigation into his death. Riecks was a resident of San Bernardino at the time of his death but also had previous addresses listed in Banning, Riverside, Apple Valley, Moreno Valley, Diamond Bar, Costa Mesa, Walnut, and San Jose. If anyone has information regarding family members of Mr. Riecks, they are encouraged to call the Sheriff's Department, Coroner Division at 909-387-2978. [09262016 0800 SC] 


  6. Coroner Case #701606910 --
    On Monday, 09/19/2016, at 7:07 pm, 90 year-old Helendale resident Irene Dingman was driving westbound on National Trails Highway at Vista Road in Helendale. Dingman was driving a 2006 Toyota Highlander and for reasons yet to be determined she crossed over into the eastbound lane and struck a 2003 Nissan 350Z head on. Dingman was extricated from her vehicle by paramedics and firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department and flown via air ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she was admitted with major injuries. On Friday, 09/23/2016, at 4:52 pm, Dingman died from injuries sustained in the collision. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [09242016 0445 SC] 


  7. Coroner case #701606882
    On Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 11:13 AM, officers of the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to the area of the Interstate 15, at the Interstate 210, in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, to investigate a two vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, they found Faith Michaela Hawkins, a 21 year old resident of Hesperia, was driving southbound in the merging lanes of the westbound 210, when her vehicle was struck by a dump truck. She was transported from the scene via ambulance to the San Antonio Regional Hospital, where she was declared dead at 12:14 PM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [09232016 0005 SC] 


  8. Coroner Case #701606880

    On Thursday, September 21, 2016, at 7:32 p.m., Victorville deputies responded to the 15800 block of Sitting Bull Street, Victorville, after a 911 call was made reporting a disturbance between two of the residents at the home. Upon arrival at the home, deputies found Mark Maxwell, a 35-year old resident of Victorville, dead at the scene. San Bernardino County Sheriff Department-Homicide Detail is investigating. [09222016 1730 JK]

     


  9. Case Number #701606745
    On 09/16/2016 at 7:18 PM, CHP received a call of a motorcycle collision on Caliente Road south of El Centro Road in Hesperia. When emergency personnel, they found Richard Dale Prest Jr., age: 28, a resident of Apple Valley with multiple injuries. There were no witnesses to the collision. Paramedics airlifted him to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 8:36 PM. CHP is investigating the collision. [09182016 0530 EM] 


  10. Coroner Case #701606755
    On 09/17/2016 At 3:24 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a traffic collision on the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Essex, CA. Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to find Timothy Grebing, a 31 year old resident of Mohave Valley, AZ., dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [09182016 0530 EM] 


  11. Coroner Case # 701606751
    On Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 3:53 am, Steven Beltran, age:23, from Riverside, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer and was involved in an unwitnessed collision on the west shoulder of southbound Interstate 15, just north of Fourth Street, in Rancho Cucamonga. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [09182016 0530 EM] 


  12. Coroner Case # 701606741
    On Friday, 09/16/2016, at 3:12 P.M., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Dive Team recovered the body of a male adult at Silverwood Lake who was reported to have drowned there back on 08/20/2016. Once his identity has been determined and next of kin notified, his name will be released. The death is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. [09172016 0340 EM] The male was positively identified as 31 year old, Francisco Martinez Flores, of Pomona. [09222016 1730 JK] 


  13. Coroner Case # 701606731

    On Friday, September 16, 2016, at 7:11 am, officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle collision, located on Interstate 10 eastbound east of Cedar Avenue, in Bloomington.  A 1992 Honda Civic hatchback, driven by Manuel Vaca, a 20-year old resident of Fontana, collided with a tractor/trailer combination, parked on the right shoulder. Vaca was declared dead on scene at 7:22 am. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.  [09162016 1630 JK]

     


  14. Coroner case # 701606666
    On 09/13/2016 the California Highway Patrol dispatch received a
    911 call at 1:21 P.M. regarding a female who jumped off the Interstate 15
    transition overpass in Ontario. Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced
    her dead due to her injuries. She has been identified as 55 year-old Carol
    Colene Pulice of Victorville
    . The California Highway Patrol is investigating the
    incident. [09132016 1844 KA] 




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