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  1. 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] 


  2. Coroner case #701504120
    On 05/26/2015, at 4:52 PM. Colton Police Department responded to a 911 call for a single vehicle rollover in the area of 2769 S. Dark Canyon Rd, in Colton. Kirk Leroy Console, a 54 year old resident of Colton, had been driving a 1953 Jeep truck when it rolled, ejecting Console from the vehicle. Console was confirmed dead from his injuries at the scene at 5:13 PM. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The Colton Police Department is investigating the collision. [05272015 0510 SC] 


  3. Coroner case # 701504073
    On 05/24/15, at 4:25 AM, a 31 year-old Moreno Valley resident was driving a vehicle southbound on the 215 freeway when, for unknown reasons, lost control just south of University Avenue in San Bernardino and rolled over. The male driver was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries at 5:10 PM. Once the family has been notified the name will be released. The CHP is handling the investigation. [052415 1720 TC]  Updated: Name Released - Jose Raul Salinas, 31 years-old. [05252015 2100 SC] 


  4. Coroner case #701504064
    At 8:19 hours on May 24, 2015, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a 911 call reporting an auto versus bicycle on Sunburst Ave., near Jericho Way, in Joshua Tree. CHP and paramedics arrived to find a 58 year old White male resident of Joshua Tree with major injuries and pronounced him dead at 8:27 PM. The name will be released when the next-of-kin has been notified of the death. The CHP is investigating the collision. [05252015 0345 SC] 


  5. Coroner case #701504048
    At 9:43 PM on 05/23/2015, the San Bernardino Police responded to a 911 call reporting a pedestrian struck by an auto in the 1100 block of W. 17th St. Officers arrived to find Bassan El Hassanieh, a 38 year old resident of San Bernardino, had stepped off the curb to get into his Chevy Equinox SUV that was parked on the street when an eastbound 2002 Audi struck the Chevy. El Hassanieh was thrown approximately 10 feet and came to rest in the driveway of the house next door. El Hassanieh suffered major head trauma and was transported to ARMC ER. where he was later pronounced dead at 12:06 AM. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [05242015 0455 SC]  


  6. Coroner case 701504040
    On Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 3:30 PM, a motorcycle traveling southbound along Elm Ave., collided with parked cars in the 7800 block, in Rancho Cucamonga.  The motorcycle’s passenger, Scott William Arko, a 25 year old resident of Colton, sustained multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The incident is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Major Accident Investigation Team.  [05232015 2145 SC] 


  7. 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] 


  8. 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] 


  9. 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] 


  10. 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] 


  11. 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] 


  12. 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] 


  13. 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. 


  14. 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] 


  15. 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] 


  16. 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] 


  17. 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] 


  18. 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] 


  19. 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] 


  20. 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] 


  21. 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] 


  22. 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] 


  23. 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]. 


  24. 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] 


  25. 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] 


  26. 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. 


  27. 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] 


  28. 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]  


  29. 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] 


  30. 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] 


  31. 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. 


  32. 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] 


  33. 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] 


  34. 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] 


  35. 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] 


  36. 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] 


  37. 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. 


  38. 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] 


  39. 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] 


  40. 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]   

     


  41. 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]  


  42. 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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