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  • 701908245On Thursday, December 05, 2019, at 5:32 AM, officers of the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to the area of westbound 210 freeway near the Valencia Avenue over crossing in San Bernardino, for the report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, they found the pedestrian, 57-year-old Irma Isabel Zendejas, a resident of Victorville, lying in the roadway. She was confirmed deceased at 6:31 AM, by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel. [12142019 1001 JL]
  • 701908329
    On 12/08/2019, at 3:25 am, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle collision on the eastbound 210 overcrossing, south of San Bernardino Avenue in Redlands. The driver, 29-year-old Karina Sarah Bernas of Beaumont was pronounced deceased at the scene at 4:04 am. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [12082019 2100 JK]
  • 701908325
    On 12/07/2019, at 23:11 PM, a single-vehicle collision was reported on the transition road from south Interstate 15 to eastbound Interstate 10 in Ontario. Emergency personnel confirmed a male fatality on 12/08/2019, at 0010 hours. When the decedent is identified, and the family is notified of the death, the name will be released. California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [12082019 1900 JK]
  • 701908323
    On 12/07/2019, at 7:59 pm, officers with the Colton Police Department responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of South Rancho Avenue and West N Street in Colton. A driver, 59-year-old Donald Carol Sanders of Rialto was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 8:43 pm. The Colton Police Department is investigating the collision. [12082019 1900 JK]
  • 701908291
    On 12/06/2019, at 9:10 pm, Francisco Aguila IV, a 19-year-old male resident of Hesperia was the driver and sole occupant of a 2008 Honda Civic. Aguila lost control of his vehicle southbound Interstate 15 north of State Route 138 in Cajon Junction. Aguila was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [12072019 0500 JK]
  • 701908253 & 701908254:
    On Thursday, December 05, 2019, at 12:23 pm, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a vehicle collision at the intersection of Kendall Drive and Lakewood Drive in San Bernardino. A driver, 86-year-old David Wesley of San Bernardino was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:33 pm and his passenger, 72-year-old Christopher W. Robinson of San Bernardino was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the emergency department at 1:11 pm. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [12052019 1942 GB]
  • 701908238:
    On Wednesday, December 04, 2019, at 4:07 P.M., a 1992 Jeep Cherokee was found on its roof, in a stand of trees, on the side of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Needles. Emergency personnel responded to find the driver of the Jeep Cherokee dead at the scene. The vehicle was apparently traveling westbound on Interstate 40 when for reasons unknown, the Cherokee crossed the center divider and went off the roadway coming to rest on its roof. The decedent is believed to be a 21 year old male resident of Lake Havasu Arizona. The name is being withheld pending positive identification of the decedent. The Needles office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [12042019 2300 GB]
  • 701908222:
    On Tuesday, December 03, 2019, at 4:29 p.m., a 911 call was received reporting a male, age 26, was found lying in the dirt unresponsive. San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel confirmed he was dead at 4:41 p.m. The name will be released when the identification is confirmed and family notified of the death. The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department Homicide Detail is investigating the incident. [12042019 2040 GB]
  • 701908218 & 701908219:
    On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 1041 p.m., witnesses called 911 reporting a traffic collision. David Ponciano Lopez, age 28, a resident of Victorville lost control of his Chevrolet Silverado travelling east on D Street in the City of Victorville. The Silverado struck the center median, became airborne and struck a Dodge Caravan traveling west on D Street head-on. The driver of the Caravan was identified as Paul Alexander Friend, age 62, a resident of Phelan. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department MAIT is investigating the collision.[12042019 2040 GB]
  • 701908163
    On 12/01/2019, at 8:22 pm, the California Highway Patrol-Rancho Cucamonga Station received 9-1-1 calls reporting a motorcycle collision on State Route 210 east of Cherry Avenue in Fontana. Officers and Paramedics responded to the scene. Brian Jackson, a 36-year-old resident of Eastvale was pronounced dead on scene at 8:35 pm. The California Highway Patrol is also investigating the collision. [12022019 0400 JK]
  • 701908138
    On 11/30/2019, at 11:20 pm, officers with the Redlands Police Department responded to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Redlands Blvd. and Colton Ave. in Redlands. The driver, 22-year-old Ruben Enrique Angulo Jr. of Fontana was pronounced deceased at the scene at 11:30 pm. The Redlands Police Department is investigating the collision. [12022019 0400 JK]
  • 701908114
    On Saturday, 11/30/2019 in the morning hours, Devin Gardner, a 26-year-old resident of Las Vegas NV was the driver of a Yamaha UTV that overturned in the desert south of Havasu Lake CA. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Needles Office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [11302019 1900 JK]
  • 701908098
    On Friday, 11/29/2019, at 7:10 pm, officers with the Barstow Police Department responded to a single vehicle collision near the intersection of Main Street and Hwy. 58 off ramp in Barstow. The driver, 62-year-old Juan Manuel Castro of Barstow was pronounced deceased at the scene at 7:30 pm. The Barstow Police Department is investing the collision. [11302019 1900 JK]
  • 701908087
    On Friday, 11/29/2019, at 6:55 AM a 911 call was made regarding a two-vehicle traffic collision on Bear Valley Road, west of Jess Ranch Parkway, in Apple Valley. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies and Apple Valley Fire personnel responded to the scene. They found the passenger, 23-year-old Sharon Rogers, a resident of Victorville, with multiple injuries. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:31 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [11302019 1900 JK]
  • 701908086
    On Friday, 11/29/2019, at 6:07 AM a 911 call was made regarding a solo vehicle traffic collision off Old Woman Spring Road, south of Old Victor Road, in Lucerne Valley. California Highway Patrol Officers and San Bernardino County Fire personnel responded and found the driver, 70-year-old, Charles Stewart, a resident of Fairfield, with multiple injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:40 AM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [11302019 1900 JK]
  • 701908076
    On Thursday, 11/28/2019 at 6:41 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near mile marker 133 east of Needles. Kennedy Francisco, an 11-year-old resident of San Bernardino was pronounced dead at the scene. The Needles office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [11302019 1900 JK]
  • 701908048:
    On Tuesday, November 27, 2019, a 911 call was received at 5:51 PM, reporting a single vehicle rollover collision off Havasu Lake Road, near mile marker 10, near Havasu Lake CA. Samuel Maracle, a 48-year-old resident of Norco was pronounced dead at the scene. The Needles office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [11292019 0025 GB]
  • 701908018:
    On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 6:04 pm, bystanders called 911 after a vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle on northbound Interstate 15 at Calico Road, near Yermo. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and confirmed the death of a 42 year old male from Hayward California at the scene. The name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of family. The California Highway Patrol-Barstow is investigating the collision. [11272019 0258 GB]
  • 701907999:
    On Monday, November 25, 2019, at 5:19 pm, bystanders called 911 after, Jose Rodriquez Jr., age 46, a resident of Trona lost control of his vehicle while driving east on State Highway 178 at mile marker 1000 and struck another vehicle head-on. Rodriguez was pronounced dead on scene at 7:19 pm. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [11262019 0516 GB]
  • 701907975:
    On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 9:05 pm, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a call for shots fired in the 100 block of East 9th Street in San Bernardino. 36-year-old Demetri Damone Cleveland of San Bernardino was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 9:46 pm. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [11252019 2006 GB]
  • 701907853
    On Wednesday, 11/20/19, at 7:48 AM, emergency medical service personnel responded to Kendall Drive, north of 35th street, in the city of San Bernardino regarding a two-vehicle traffic collision. They found Jacob Green, a 21-year-old San Bernardino resident, unresponsive in one of the involved vehicles. He was transported to the Loma Linda University Medical Center emergency room, where he was pronounced dead at 9:02 AM. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [11202019 2200 JK]
  • 701907824
    On Tuesday, 11/19/219 at 4:04 am, bystanders called 911 after a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the intersection of Tippecanoe Avenue and Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino. The pedestrian was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. His name will be released once identification is complete and his family is notified. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident.
  • 701907785
    On Sunday, 11/17/2019, at approximately 1:55 AM, 24-year-old Jaden Rak of Redlands was walking on Interstate 10 westbound just east of 6th St. in Redlands when he was struck by at least one vehicle. Rak was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol San Bernardino Area is investigating the incident.
  • 701907751:
    Kimberly Gervais, a 57-year-old resident of Mira Loma, was a victim of the shooting that occurred on October 1, 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas. Kimberly suffered spinal injuries during the incident and was convalescing at a nursing facility in Redlands. On November 15, 2019, she was brought to the Redlands Community Hospital, where she was declared dead at 4:51 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff – Coroner Department, Coroner Division, will be performing an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. [11182019 1214 JL]
  • 701907798:
    On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 7:34 PM, 68-year-old Greg Alan Rose, a resident of Highland was crossing Victoria Avenue on a motorized wheelchair with his wife when he was struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred on Victoria Avenue, between Highland Avenue and Pacific Avenue in Highland.  Paramedics responded to the scene and found Rose pulseless with traumatic injuries and transported him to St. Bernardine Medical Center.  Hospital staff continued resuscitative efforts to no avail and Rose was pronounced dead 8:23 PM.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the collision. [11182019 0230 GB]
  • 701907797:
    On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 3:56 PM, a 911 call was made reporting a solo motorcycle traffic collision near the intersection of La Mesa Road and Petaluma Road, in Victorville. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies and fire department personnel responded and found the driver, Roscoe Joseph Johnson Jr., age 34, a resident of Victorville, with multiple injuries. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:03 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [11172019, 2310GB]
  • 701907777:
    On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 8:09 PM, Reginald Elbert Ferguson, age 54, a resident of Victorville was walking across the southbound lanes of Interstate 15, south of Oak Hills Road, in Hesperia, when he was struck by multiple vehicles. Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Ferguson dead at 8:21 PM.  The California Highway Patrol - San Bernardino Division, is investigating the collision.  [11172019, 2310GB]
  • 701907759:
    On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at approximately 1:47 AM, 27-year-old James Taylor-Brown of Adelanto, was walking southbound across Main St. east of Seventh Ave. in Hesperia when he was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. Taylor-Brown was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:58 AM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [11172019, 2310GB]
  • 701907739
    On Thursday, 11/14/19, at 10:17 pm, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a vehicle collision near the intersection of Tippecanoe Avenue and Central Avenue in San Bernardino. A motorcyclist, 38-year-old Francisco Javier Gardea Jr. of San Bernardino, was pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:30 pm. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision.  [111519 0715 TC]
  • 701907681
    On Tuesday, 11/12/2019, at approximately 2:09 pm, a white Ford Explorer was traveling west in the 22000 block of Roundup Way, Apple Valley, when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. The driver was pronounced deceased on scene. The identity of the driver is being withheld pending identification. California Highway Patrol Victorville Office is investigating the incident. [11122019 2100 JK] NAME UPDATE: 40 year old James Eric Sprague of Apple Valley [111519 0725 TC]
  • 701907556
    On Thursday 11/07/2019, at 10:56 AM, Upland Police Department personnel and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel responded to the 1200 block of Overland Court after an aircraft collided with a home causing a fire. An unidentified male was confirmed dead on scene at 11:18 AM by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel. The name is being withheld pending identification. National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident. [11122019 2100 JK]
  • 701907610
    On 11/09/19, at 6:55 PM, 64-year-old Morongo Valley resident David Steven Castillo was walking across SR-62 when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle. Castillo was pronounced dead at scene. California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [111219 1105 TC]
  • 701907635
    On Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 8:56 PM, Desert Ambulance Company Dispatch received a 911 call after an adult White female was struck by a vehicle on Main Street, east of May Avenue in Barstow.  The female believed to be a 41 year old resident of Barstow was transported to Barstow Community Hospital by ambulance, and then via helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) where she died at 10:26 PM. The Barstow Police Department is investigating the incident.  The female's identity will be released after she is identified and her family is notified of the death. [11112019 0505 GB] NAME UPDATE: 41 year old Barstow resident Vanessa Butler [111519 0745 TC]
  • 701907615
    On Saturday, November 11, 2019, at 11:47 P.M., San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Dispatch received a 911 call after an adult Hispanic male, was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street on Navajo Road, just south of Highway 18, in Apple Valley. Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the male deceased. The decedent is believed to be a 67 year old resident of Apple Valley. The name will be released when his identity is confirmed and his next of kin is notified.  San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the collision. [11102019 2212 GB] NAME UPDATE: 67 year old James Maldonado of Apple Valley [111519 0720 TC]
  • 701907594
    On Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 3:49 a.m., officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of W. 5th Street and N. Mountain View Avenue in the City of San Bernardino. The driver of a 1994 Honda Civic, believed to be a 56 year old male from San Bernardino was confirmed dead at the scene by emergency personnel. The name will be released once the identity is confirmed. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [11102019 1515 GB]>
  • 701907506
    On Tuesday, 11/05/2019, at 8:10 pm, a male was the driver and sole occupant of a 2000 Audi sedan. The male lost control of his vehicle on southbound Interstate 15 south of State Route 138 in Cajon Junction. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. Once next of kin notification and positive identification is made the name will be released. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [11072019 2200 JK]
  • 701907505
    On Tuesday, 11/05/2019, at 6:23 pm, officers with the Rialto Police Department responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the intersection of San Bernardino Avenue and Riverside Avenue in Rialto, The pedestrian, 81-year-old Mirtha Rivera of Rialto was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 6:53 pm. The Rialto Police Department is investigating the incident.[11072019 2200 JK]
  • 701907257
    On 10/26/2019, at 5:15AM California Highway Patrol and emergency medical services were dispatched to a collision of a vehicle and semi tractor-trailer that occurred on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 215, just south of Iowa Avenue, in Colton. The involved vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames, they confirmed an unidentified male driver of the two door coupe dead at 5:47 AM. California Highway Patrol - San Bernardino is investigating the collision. Update: Driver identified as 20-year old Isaiah Medrano of Riverside. [11072019 2200 JK]
  • 701907486
    On Monday, November 4, 2019, at 5:42 pm, Chino Police Officers responded to Central Avenue, south of Philadelphia Street, in Chino, regarding a traffic collision. They found the operator of a motorcycle, Miguel Angel Barragan, age 32, resident of Hemet with injuries. Barragan was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:49 pm. The Chino Police Department, Major Accident Investigation Team, is investigating the collision. [11052019 0455 GB]
  • 701907429
    On Saturday, November 02, 2019, at 6:04 a.m., deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a single vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, believed to be a 64 year old, female resident of Grand Terrace, was confirmed dead at the scene at 6:16 a.m. The name will be released when the identification is confirmed. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department MAIT is investigating the collision. [11022019 2215 GB]
  • 701907422
    On Friday, November 1, 2019, at 6:30 A.M, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (SBCSD) Dispatch received a 911 call after gunshots were heard coming from the 16900 block of Nisqualli Drive in Victorville. Deputies responded to the scene and found Thurman Dwayne Mathew, age 40, a resident of Victorville with a gunshot wound. Mathew was pronounced dead at the scene. San Bernardino County Sheriff, Homicide Detail is investigating the incident. [11022019 2215 GB]

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