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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner case 701701376
    On 02/17/17, at 10:36 AM, officers of the California Highway Patrol were sent to the area of Santa Fe Avenue and Summerset Road, in the unincorporated area of Hinkley, to investigate the report of a single vehicle motorcycle accident. Upon arrival, they learned 28-year-old Hinkley resident Ashley Fortenberry was riding westbound on Sante Fe, when she lost control, went onto the right shoulder and was ejected. Following the accident, she was transported to the Barstow Community Hospital, where she was declared dead at 2:10 PM. [021917 1000 TC] 

  2. Coroner case 701701381
    On 02/17/17, at 5:54 P.M., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department dispatch received a 911 call regarding two vehicles which were swept away due to running water from a storm drainage culvert. The vehicles were believed to have been crossing the road at Pebble Beach Drive just east of Arrowhead Drive in Victorville when the vehicles were taken down downstream where they came to rest on the grounds of Pebble Beach Park. The driver of one of the vehicles, 41-year-old Victorville resident Michael Douglas Williams, was unable to exit his vehicle when water started flowing over the top of the vehicle entering the cabin of the vehicle through the sun roof. The driver was later removed from the vehicle and was confirmed dead. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [021817 0225 KA] 

  3. Coroner case 701701410 / 701701411
    On 02/18/17, at 8:37 PM, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and paramedics with the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a vehicle collision at the intersection of Amethyst Road and Mojave Drive in Victorville. Paramedics located, 12-year-old Pedro Basua Jr. and 10-year-old Teresa Basua, both of Adelanto, with traumatic injuries. At 8:45 PM, they were both pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [021917 1000 TC] 

  4. Coroner case 701700517
    On 01/18/2017 at 9:32 pm, a 2000 Ford Expedition was involved in a single vehicle collision that resulted in the vehicle rolling over multiple times. The driver, Matthew Corral age 22 resident of Yucca Valley, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Corral was pronounced dead on scene at 9:44 pm as a result of his injuries. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department MAIT Division is investigating the incident. [0120217 2330 JK] 

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