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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner case #701505696
    On 07/24/2015, at about 9:04 AM, Lori Campbell, a 57 year old resident of Calimesa, was involved in a single vehicle collision in Beaumont. She was driving southbound on Desert Lawn Drive at the location it dead-ends into West Oak Valley Way when she struck the south curb of West Oak Valley Way and continued into the embankment. Campbell was transported to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries on 07/27/2015 at 12:51 AM. Beaumont Police Department investigated this single vehicle collision. [080215 1115 TC] 


  2. Coroner case #701505847
    On 08/01/15, at 2:56 PM, John Lux, a 50 year old Victorville resident, was southbound on 7th Avenue and failed to yield at the four-way stop at Ranchero Road in Hesperia. The decedent was struck broadside by another auto that failed to yield the four-way stop. The decedent was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:38 PM. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident. [080215 1020 TC] 


  3. Coroner case #701505709-701505710
    On 07/27/15, at 10:52 AM, 20 year-old Fontana resident Jesus Ramos and his passenger, 20 year-old Fontana resident Deanna Venegas, were occupants of a Honda Civic which collided with a cement truck on W. Baseline Road, west of California Street in San Bernardino. Both occupants were confirmed dead on-scene. San Bernardino Police is investigating the accident. [080215 1115 TC] 


  4. Coroner case 701505844
    On 08/01/2015, at 1:44 PM, the California Highway Patrol responded to a traffic collision on State Route 173 and Cottage Grove Road in Lake Arrowhead. The driver of a 2009 KTM 500 motorcycle, Darren Scherner, a 48 year-old resident of Glendora, lost control of the motorcycle causing it to travel into opposing traffic where he was struck by another vehicle. Scherner was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead due to his injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the traffic collision. [080215 1115 TC] 


  5. Coroner case 701505765
    On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Carlos Martinez-Fernandez, a 35 year old resident of Highland, was the driver and sole occupant of a sport utility vehicle traveling erratically northbound along Waterman Ave., when his vehicle collided with a tow truck in the intersection at 6th St. in San Bernardino. The collision was reported at 2:50 PM and Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene of his injuries. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [07302015 0030 SC] 


  6. Coroner Case # 701505787
    On Thursday, 07/30/2015, at 4:29 am, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received 911 calls reporting a traffic collision on Amargosa Road east of Key Pointe Avenue in Hesperia. When deputies arrived, they found that Andrea Anderson, a 27 year-old resident of Oak Hills, was the driver of a red 2015 Kia Forte that had been traveling northbound Amargosa Road when she was struck head-on by a white 2008 GMC pickup truck that had been traveling southbound Amargosa Road. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department MAIT Team is investigating the traffic collision.[07302015 1945 SC] 


  7. Coroner case #701505670
    On 07/26/2015, at 1:18 A.M., Denes Kantor a 20 year old resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was the driver of a silver 2007 Mini Cooper, traveling east bound on the 15300 blk. of Foothill Blvd., in Fontana, at a high rate of speed. Kantor lost control of his vehicle and veered into the east bound traffic lanes and was struck by the driver of a white 2003 Honda Civic traveling east bound. Kantor was transported to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 1:57 AM. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the incident. [072615 0730 TC] 


  8. Coroner Case #701505640
    On Friday, 07/24/2015, at 7:16 pm, 60 year old Salvador Robledo, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was riding his motorcycle northbound on Vineyard Avenue. He ran a red light and struck a westbound vehicle in the intersection at Carnelian Street. Robledo was transported by ambulance to San Antonio Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room from his injuries. Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff's Station is investigating this traffic collision. [07242015 0415 SC] 


  9. Coroner case # 701505617
    On Thursday, 07/23/2015, at 4:16 PM, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received 911 calls reporting a traffic collision on State Route 18 (Palmdale Road) and Cobalt Road in Victorville. When deputies arrived, they found that Christopher Sosa, a19 year-old resident of Perris, was the driver of a 1998 Volkswagen sedan that was traveling eastbound on SR 18 and lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons. The Volkswagen veered into the westbound lanes of traffic at Cobalt Rd and collided head-on with a tractor trailer rig. Sosa was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department MAIT Team is investigating the circumstances of the collision. [07242015 0100 SC] 


  10. Coroner Case #701505530
    On 7-20-15 at about 9:11 PM on 07/20/2015, Maria Del Carmen Villela-Mejia, a 61 year old resident of Mexicali, Mexico, was the front seat passenger in a 2014 Ford Edge that had been traveling northbound on US 95 N when it drove across a wash with water running through it causing it to hydroplane and collided with a southbound semi tractor-trailer. Emergency personnel responded and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [07212015 0600 EM] 


  11. Coroner Case #701505474
    On 07/17/2015, at approximately 11:00 PM, a 59 year old Black male,was walking southbound on Mt.Vernon Avenue just south of 15th Street in San Bernardino when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. Emergency personnel responded and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The name will be released upon notification to next of kin. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision.[07192015 2000 EM] 


  12. Coroner Case #701505490
    On 07/18/2015, at 9:14 PM, David John Ramos, age; 48, possibly from Crestline, was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound in the 3000 block of N. Waterman Avenue which fled the scene. When emergency personnel arrived, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [07192015 2350 EM] 


  13. 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]  


  14. 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] 


  15. 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] 


  16. 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] 


  17. 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] 


  18. 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] 


  19. 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] 


  20. 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] 


  21. 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] 


  22. 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] 


  23. 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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