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Coroner Press Releases

  1. 701800481
    On Saturday, January 13, 2018, at about 7:33 PM, a two-vehicle head-on collision occurred on Mariposa Rd. south of Mojave St., in the city of Hesperia. A 51-year old male resident of Pasadena, was driving his 2003 Buick northbound when, for unknown reasons, he veered into the southbound lane and struck a 2015 Kia which had been traveling southbound. The driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene. His identification and notification of family members is pending. The driver of the Kia was flown by air ambulance to a local hospital. The Hesperia Police Department MAIT is investigating the incident. [01152018 0805 SC] 


  2. 701700378
    On 01/11/18, San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel responded to 15000 block of Seventh Street, Victorville, in response to a structure fire. Once the flames were extinguished, an unidentified female was found by firefighters and was declared dead at 2:33 AM. The name will be released when the identity has been confirmed and family notified. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [011218 1330 TC] 


  3. 701800383 // 701800384
    On 01/11/18, at 8:25 AM, emergency personnel responded to State Route 247 at Old Victor Road, Lucerne Valley, in response to the report of a two-vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, they found an eastbound 2003 Ford, driven by a White male, entered the westbound lane, and struck a 2017 Lexus occupied by a White male and female. After striking the Lexus, the Ford left the roadway, came to rest in the open desert, and burst into flames. The driver of the Ford and the male passenger in the Lexus were declared dead on scene by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel. The names of the decedents are being withheld pending a positive identification. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [011218 1330 TC] 


  4. 701800411
    On 01/11/2018, at 6:21 pm, the Ontario Police Department was notified of a traffic collision on Mission Blvd and S. Palmetto Ave., in Ontario. Officer arrived to find a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Mission Blvd., when it collided with a Toyota Tundra. The driver of the motorcycle, Tomas Mendoza Jr, age 42 of Riverside, was transported to Chino Valley Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 7:00 pm. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the collision. [011218 1330 TC] 


  5. 701800419
    On 01/11/2018, at 8:41 pm, officers with the California Highway Patrol and paramedics responded to a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Arrow Route in Fontana. Paramedics located a driver, 18-year-old Rebecca Ann Barrasa of Fontana, with traumatic injuries. She was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and later pronounced deceased in the emergency department. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [011218 1330 TC] 


  6. 701800238

    On Sunday, 01/07/2017, at 3:12 pm, James Tuazon, age 63 and a resident of Redlands, was driving his 1995 Mitsubishi Gallant east on Pioneer Avenue in Redlands, when he struck an unoccupied parked vehicle. Tuazon was transported by ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Redlands Police Department is investigating the collision. [01082018 0230 JK]

     


  7. 701800202
    On Tuesday, January 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm, Officers with the California Highway Patrol and paramedics responded to northbound Interstate 15 just south of Glen Helen Parkway in Devore for a call for service. When they arrived, they found the vehicle Chelsea McKee, a 17 year old female, resident of Baldwin Park, was driving, collided with a semi tractor and trailer. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. The San Bernardino California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [01082018 0645 JK] 


  8. 701800185
    On Saturday 01/06/2018, a multivehicle accident occurred on Interstate 15 northbound at mile marker 98.5 in the area of Newberry Springs. Breanna Kelly, a 21 year old resident of Las Vegas, was calling for help at a freeway callbox when a vehicle struck her vehicle that was stalled in the roadway. Another vehicle swerved to miss the first two vehicles and slid off the roadway striking Kelly. Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene. The Barstow office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [01072018 0800 SC] 


  9. 701800211
    On 01/06/18, Fontana Police Department received a 911 call at 7:48 PM regarding an unresponsive female on the roadway shoulder of the 15300 block of Foothill Blvd in Fontana. Officers and Paramedics responded and found Vita Minjarez, an 83-year-old female Fontana resident, with significant trauma consistent with being struck by a vehicle. She was pronounced dead on scene at 7:57 PM. Fontana Police Department is investigating the circumstances of the incident. [01072018 0820] 


  10. 701800216
    On 01/06/18, at 11:21 PM Colton Police Department received a 911 call for an unresponsive male in the roadway in the parking lot of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. Paramedics and Officers responded and found a white male adult with traumatic injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead on scene at 11:39 PM. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending confirmation of identification and notification of legal next-of-kin. Colton Police Department is investigating the circumstances of the incident. [01072018 0825 SC] 




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