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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner Case #701702982
    On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m., an unidentified Asian male adult, in his mid-twenties, was found dead near the shore line of Big Bear Lake, near the Marina Resort. The identity of the decedent is still being investigated and notification of the next-of-kin is pending. [04262017 1220 SC]  


  2. Coroner cases 701702964, 701702965
    On Monday, April 24, 2017, at 9:10 PM, the California Highway Patrol and paramedics with the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to two pedestrians struck by a Freightliner truck at northbound Interstate 15 at mile marker 141 in Baker, CA. Paramedics located 36 year old Carmen Hernandez and 24 year old Carlos Antonio Diaz Flores, both of Laguna Hills, CA, with traumatic injuries. They were both pronounced deceased at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04262017 1215 SC] 


  3. Coroner Case #701702953
    On Sunday, 04/23/17, Sokha Pho, a 42-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was reported missing by family members when he did not return home after a mountain bike ride in the Chino Hills State Park. Orange County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue teams were unable to locate Pho during the initial search of the park that was located in Orange County. On Monday, 04/24/17, at 1355 hours, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (SBCSD) Aviation team located Pho, unresponsive on a hillside near Faultline Trail in San Bernardino County near Chino Hills. Orange County Sheriff's Department Aviation Paramedics confirmed Pho dead at 1420 hours. Pho was recovered from the park by SBCSD personnel assigned to Aviation, West Valley Search and Rescue, and Coroner Division. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. [04242017 2345 SC] 


  4. Coroner case 701702928
    On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 7:44 PM, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department and paramedics with American Medical Response responded to a motorcycle versus vehicle collision at the intersection of Gilbert Street and Crestview Avenue in San Bernardino. Paramedics located 30 year old Alejandro Richard Medina of Highland with traumatic injuries. At 7:53 PM, Alejandro was pronounced deceased at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [04242017 0001 SC] 


  5. Coroner case # 701702911
    On Saturday, 04/22/2017, at 9:53 P.M., 17-year-old Victorville resident Aldo Josue Decena attempted to run eastbound across 7th Street, between Victor Street and Desert Knoll Drive, in Victorville. While doing so, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle and then transported with injuries to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. [04232017 0640 KA] 


  6. Coroner case #701702865
    04/21/2017 at 1:29 am, an unidentified white male adult was struck by a tanker truck who was traveling southbound on Riverside Avenue near the Santa Ana River. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The name will be released once identification is made and notification to next of kin. The Colton Police Department is investigating the incident. [04212017 0730 EM] 


  7. Coroner case #701702864
    On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 7:37 PM, the California Highway Patrol was pursuing a vehicle driven by a 49 year old male from Illinois when he exited on the southbound Interstate 15 at the Afton Canyon Road exit in Baker and crashed his vehicle. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. When next of kin has been notified, his name will be released. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04212017 0730 EM] NAME UPDATE: Brian Stahl of Peoria Heights, Illinois [042317 1100 TC] 


  8. Coroner Case # 701702749
    On Saturday, 04/15/2017, at 5:36 P.M., Kenneth Patrick, 72 years old of San Bernardino, was the involved in a motorcycle collision on State Route 330. Paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [04162017 0547 SC] 


  9. Coroner case 701702753
    On 04/16/2017, at 5:52 AM, 36-year-old, San Bernardino resident, Mario Mora-Cuellar, was parked on the shoulder of southbound 15, south of East Jurupa Street in Ontario, changing a tire on his vehicle, when he was struck by a southbound motorist. CHP and Ontario Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced him deceased. CHP is investigating the accident. [041617 1700 TC] 


  10. Coroner case 701702755
    On 04/16/17, at approximately 6:39 am, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a 911 call of a single overturned vehicle traffic collision, located near Old Woman Springs Road and Lafon Road in Lucerne Valley. The driver of a Dodge Caliber, 56-year-old David Hoffman of Landers, CA, for unknown reasons, lost control of his vehicle and overturned into the open desert. Hoffman remained in the vehicle but was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [041617 1700 TC] 


  11. Case Number: 701702675
    On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at about 10:30 PM, Isaac Anthony Vazquez, age: 21 from Highland, was walking westbound across Mountain View Avenue, just south of the Base Line Street in San Bernardino and was struck by a vehicle. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [04132017 1550 EM] 


  12. Coroner Case #701702380
    On 04/04/2017, at approximately 3:00 am., Richard Rosas, age: 32, from Victorville, was the driver of a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling westbound Nisqualli Road, west of Cypress Ave., in Victorville when he collided into the rear of another vehicle that was also westbound Nisqualli Road. Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced him dead. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department-Victorville Station is investigation the collision. [004012017 1440 EM] 


  13. Coroner case #701702338
    On Thursday, 03/30/2017, at 11:24 am, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 regarding a traffic collision on State Route 210 west of Citrus Ave., in Fontana. When officers and fire department personnel arrived, they found that Esther Lagunas, age: 18 year, a resident of Garden Grove had been the driver of a 1999 Ford Explorer that had been traveling westbound on State Route 210. For reasons yet to be determined she lost control of her vehicle and left the roadway at the right shoulder striking a roadway sign and then overturned.  Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [03302017 1540 EM] 




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