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Coroner Press Releases

  1. Coroner Case #701703705
    On 5/24/2017, at 5:56 AM, Raymond Lee Zimmerman, age: 56-year from Highland, was driving a motorcycle and collided with a vehicle at the intersection of 3rd Street at Del Rosa Drive in Highland. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene. The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. [05242017 2130 EM] 


  2. Coroner case #701703645

    UPDATE: SEEKING ASSISTANCE FROM TO PUBLIC:

    The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department-Coroner Division is asking for public assistance. On Sunday 05/21/2017, at 1:25 pm, John Alan Dickson, age 58, died in San Bernardino. He is believed to have been a resident of Erie, Colorado and was the owner of Alta Surveying Inc. Anyone with information as to the next of kin is urged to contact the Coroner’s Division 909-387-2978.

    Original press release:
    On Sunday 05/21/2017, at 1:25 pm, the San Bernardino Police Department received 911 calls reporting a vehicle versus pedestrian on Pepper Ave., south of Mill St., in San Bernardino. When officers arrived they discovered that a 58 year-old male, a resident of Erie, Colorado, (who was conducting land surveying/mapping) was a pedestrian on Pepper Ave., when he was struck by a vehicle. The male was transported by paramedics to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigation the collision. Once the male’s next of kin is located and notified his name will be released. [05212017 2351 EM]

     


  3. Coroner case #701703633
    On Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2:28 AM, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department and paramedics with the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a call of "shots fired" at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Flores Street in San Bernardino. Paramedics located 35 year old Daniel Samuel Fuentes of San Bernardino suffering from trauma. At 2:43 AM, Daniel was pronounced deceased at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [05212017 2351 EM] 


  4. Coroner Case #701703645
    On Sunday 05/21/2017, at 1:25 pm, the San Bernardino Police Department received 911 calls reporting a vehicle versus pedestrian on Pepper Ave., south of Mill St., in San Bernardino. When officers arrived they discovered that a 58 year-old male, a resident of Erie, Colorado, (who was conducting land surveying/mapping) was a pedestrian on Pepper Ave., when he was struck by a vehicle. The male was transported by paramedics to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigation the collision. Once the male’s next of kin is located and notified his name will be released. [05212017 2351 EM] 


  5. Coroner case 701703535
    On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 9:44 PM, officers with the Fontana Police Department and paramedics responded to a collision involving a motorcyclist and vehicle at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Banana Avenue in Fontana. Paramedics located the motorcyclist, 20 year old Kalani Sonny Santiago of Fontana, with traumatic injuries. He was transported to Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fontana where he was pronounced deceased at 11:29 PM. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the incident. [05172017 0250 EM] 


  6. Coroner case #701703524
    On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 9:42 AM, emergency personnel were sent to the corner of Eucalyptus Street and Fourth Avenue, in the City of Hesperia, to investigate the report of a two vehicle traffic accident. Upon arrival, they found Maria Griselda Alcala, a 44-year-old resident of Hesperia, was driving northbound on Fourth Avenue, in a 1991 Lexus, entered the intersection at Eucalyptus Street and Fourth Avenue, and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Alcala was declared dead on scene by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel at 9:54 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [05162017 2030] 


  7. Coroner Case 701703505
    On Monday 05/15/2017, at approximately 12:55 pm, officers with the Barstow Police Department and paramedics with the Barstow Fire Department responded to a vehicle versus a bicyclist in the 10000 block of E. Main Street in Barstow. A 40 year-old male resident of Barstow was located with upper body trauma and transported to Barstow Community Hospital where he died from his injuries. Once next of kin is located and notified his name will be released. The Barstow Police Department is investigating. [05162017 0005 EM] 


  8. Coroner Case #701703467
    On 05/14/217, at 12:58 AM, a Kia Forte was traveling eastbound on E Lynwood Drive and collided with Angel Bravo, age: 34 from Highland who was driving an Audi A4 northbound on Del Rosa Avenue in San Bernardino. Paramedics transported him to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was pronounced at 2:08 AM. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. 


  9. Coroner case 701703470
    On Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 2:48 AM, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department and paramedics with the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in the 1100 block of 39th Street in San Bernardino. Paramedics located 52 year old Dennis Joseph Urquijo of San Bernardino with traumatic injuries. At 2:59 AM, Dennis was pronounced deceased at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. 


  10. Coroner case # 701703475
    On Sunday, 05/14/17, at 08:37 AM, California Highway Patrol dispatch received calls regarding a box-truck that collided with a Cal-Trans freeway exit sign pole on southbound Interstate 15, just north of Nisqualli Road, in the City of Victorville. Officers responded and found the unrestrained driver, 45-year old Anaheim resident Kevin Bussey, had been ejected from the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:45 AM. California Highway Patrol - Victorville is investigating the collision. 


  11. Coroner case 701703438

    On 05/12/2017 at 7:36 pm, the Chino Police Department was notified of a traffic collision near the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Eucalyptus Avenue in Chino. Officers arrived to find the driver of a 2008 Infinity had a struck a large cement wall in front of a local business. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Martin Landeros Jr., age 19 of Pomona. Landeros was pronounced dead on scene at 7:46pm. The Chino Police Department is investigating the collision. [05132017 0700 JK]

     


  12. Coroner case 701703439

    On Friday, May 12, 2017, at 9:35 PM, officers with the California Highway Patrol and paramedics with the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department responded to a single vehicle collision on the westbound Highway 210 at the Archibald Avenue off ramp exit in Rancho Cucamonga. Paramedics located the passenger, 21-year-old Angel Gabriel Zegarra Palacios of Los Angeles, with traumatic injuries. At 9:45 PM, paramedics pronounced Angel deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [05132017 0700 JK]

     


  13. Coroner cases 701703453 and 701703454
    On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 4:04 PM, a single-vehicle accident was reported in Twenty-nine Palms. A witness reported that the vehicle, a white 1999 Ford Explorer, was traveling westbound along Indian Trail at a high rate of speed, when at Pearl Spring Ave. the driver lost control of the vehicle, which rolled into the desert along the south side of the road. The vehicle’s driver, Yovonne Marie Navarrette, a 49 year old resident of Ontario, and a back-seat passenger, 21 year old David Edgar Garduno, of Hemet, were ejected from the vehicle, sustaining major injuries. Navarette was pronounced dead at the scene. Garduno was transported by ambulance to Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, where he was pronounced dead at 5:00 PM. Two other passengers, a female adult and a one-year-old child, were transported to Desert Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. [05132017 2215 VN] 


  14. Coroner case #701703415
    On 05/11/2017 at 7:41 pm, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Communications Division received notification of a traffic accident at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Olive Street, in Hesperia. A 2000 Honda Accord, was traveling westbound on Olive Street and entered the intersection of Maple Avenue and was struck by a Dodge Charger traveling northbound on Maple Avenue. The driver of the Honda, Carrie Sutherland, age 45 of Oak Hills, was transported to Desert Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 8:24 pm. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department MAIT Division is investigating the collision. [05122017 2130 JK] 


  15. Coroner Case #701703294
    On Saturday, 05/06/2017, at approximately 4:29 AM, Saul Sanchez, age: 21, from Simi Valley, was standing in the westbound lane of Palmdale Rd. east of Bambi Ct. in Phelan, following an incident where his vehicle left the paved roadway and became stuck on a raised dirt berm. A 2017 Ford F-150 quad cab truck traveling westbound on Palmdale Rd. approached his location and struck Sanchez. Paramedics responded and pronounced Sanchez dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating. [05062017 1830 EM] 


  16. Coroner Case #701703243
    On 05/04/2017, at approximately 7:45 am, officers with the Colton Police Department responded to man down call in the 300 block of E. Valley Blvd., in Colton. When officers arrived they found a 36 year-old male with upper body trauma. The male was transported to a local trauma center and pronounced dead. The name and city of residence of the decedent will be released once next of kin is located and notified. The Colton Police Department is investigating the incident. Refer all inquiries to the investigating agency. [05042017 1640 EM] 


  17. Coroner case # 701703073-3076
    On Friday, 04/28/17, at 8:11 PM, Mercedez Montee Breda, a 33-year-old female resident of Adelanto, was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla westbound on Airport Expressway west of Phantom West in Victorville and collided head on with an eastbound 2003 Ford Explorer. Paramedics responded and pronounced her and two children, (a female about 12 years of age and a male about 3 years of age) dead at the scene. A third child, (a male about 7 years of age) was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 8:58 PM. When identities of the children are verified, their names will be released. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the collision. [04292017 1010 EM] UPDATE: Other occupants have been identified-Missiya Breda 11 year-old female, Omir Breda 6 year-old male, and Pryson Breda 2 year-old male. [05022017 0535 SC] 




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