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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner Case # 701506467
    On Wednesday, 08/26/2015, at 9:46 AM, the Rialto Police Department received 911 calls reporting a traffic collision on Agua Mansa Rd. east of El Rivino Rd. in the unincorporated area of Rialto. When officers arrived, they found that Juan Velasquez, a 35 year-old resident of Moreno Valley, was the driver of a 2015 Toyota Corolla that had been traveling eastbound on Agua Mansa Rd. when for reasons yet to be determined he crossed over into the westbound lane of Agua Mansa Rd. and struck another vehicle head-on. Velasquez was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. It was later determined that the California Highway Patrol was the investigating agency and will be conducting the collision investigation. [08262015 2110 SC] 


  2. Coroner case #701506386
    On 08/23/2015, at 4:42 AM, Christopher Sandoval, a 23 year old resident of Ontario, was eastbound on Interstate 10, west of Mountain Avenue, in Ontario, in a blue Kia at a high rate of speed. Sandoval lost control of his vehicle and struck the center divider. His vehicle came to rest in the number three eastbound lane at which time his vehicle was struck by a gold GMC Suburban traveling eastbound. Sandoval was transported to San Antonio Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating. [082315 1000 TC] 


  3. Coroner case #701506347
    On Friday, August 21, 2015, at 8:10 AM, California Highway Patrol officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a single vehicle roll-over in the area of Cahuilla Road and Laguna Seca Drive, in Apple Valley. Jack Matthew Koop, a 22 year old resident of Lucerne, was the driver of a Dodge Ranger. Koop was confirmed dead of his injuries at 8:12 AM. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [082315 1000 TC] 


  4. CORONER CASE #701506365
    On Friday, 08/21/2015 at approximately 11:00 PM, 29 year old Dshion Winerfred Williams, a resident of San Bernardino, was found with upper body trauma in the street in the 1400 block of North Sepulveda Avenue in San Bernardino. Paramedics responded to the location and pronounced death at 11:17 PM. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating this homicide. An autopsy will be conducted next week to determine the cause of death. 


  5. Coroner case 701506333

    On Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 3:48 PM, a 17 year old resident of Ontario, was encountered by Ontario police officers following a robbery at a fast-food restaurant at the intersection of Riverside Dr. and Archibald Ave. When the juvenile pointed a revolver toward the officers, they fired at him. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Ontario, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 4:16 PM. The incident is under investigation by the Ontario Police Department. [08/21/15 0320 SC]

     


  6. Coroner cas #701506343
    On 08/20/2015 at approximately 9:18 PM, Helen Sanchez, a 21 year old resident of Palmdale, was driving a white Ford Explorer northbound on Interstate 15, south of Harvard Road near mile marker 95.6 in Newberry Springs, when she experienced a rear tire failure and lost control of the vehicle causing it to rollover multiple times. Sanchez was ejected from the vehicle. Emergency personnel responded and pronounced her dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [08212015 0330 SC] 


  7. Coroner case #701506254
    On 08/17/2015 at 2:43 PM, Irish McKinney, age: 56, from Seattle (WA) was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle accident on Interstate 40 near mile marker 113 in Rural Essex when he experienced a rear tire failure and lost control. Emergency personnel responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [08172015 2115 EM] 


  8. Coroner case 701506222
    On Sunday,August 16, 2015, at 8:45 AM, Trinity Saint Jones, a 20 year old resident of San Bernardino, was found dead in his automobile parked along the 1200 block of Cedar in the city of Rialto. Examinations to determine the cause of death are scheduled for this week. The incident is under investigation by the Rialto Police Department. [08/16/15 2210 EM] 


  9. Coroner case 701506226
    On 8-16-15 at about 2:50 PM, Jose Lozado, a 15 year old resident of Wenden, Arizona, was swimming in the Colorado River with friends when he was swept away by the current. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Marine Enforcement Unit were notified and responded to assist. At about 4:35 PM. the body was spotted by a CareFlight helicopter about 150' north of the Parker railroad bridge. SBSD divers entered the river and recovered the body at 5:02 PM. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept. is investigating the incident. [08/16/15 2210 EM] 


  10. Coroner Case #701506043

    On 08/09/2015, at 9:10 PM, Thelma M. Lopez, a 75 year old resident of San Bernardino, was the passenger in a white 1992 Toyota Corolla, traveling eastbound on Baseline Avenue negotiating a left hand turn onto Fairfax Drive in San Bernardino and was struck by a 2002 Toyota Tacoma traveling westbound on Baseline Ave. at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Tacoma struck the Corolla on the passenger side. Lopez was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [08102015 0300 EM]

     


  11. Coroner Case #701506039
    On 8-9-15 at 4:56 PM, Rick Kagamaster, age 63, from Irvine, was driving a Gold Wing motorcycle eastbound on State Highway 18 in Running Springs and collided with a freight truck that was traveling southbound on All View Drive. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [08102015 0300 EM] 


  12. 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]  


  13. 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] 


  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 #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] 


  16. 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] 


  17. 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] 


  18. 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] 


  19. 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] 


  20. 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] 


  21. 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] 


  22. 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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