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  • 702002297:
    On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at approximately 5:05 PM, a motorcyclist collided with a tractor trailer on northbound Interstate 15, 2 miles south of Wild Wash Road in the City of Apple Valley. The motorcyclist, Daryl Louis Johnson, age 62, a resident of Summit Argo Illinois was pronounced dead on scene. The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is investigating the incident. [02282020 1300 GB]
  • 702002276:
    On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 3:53 AM, the California Highway Patrol-Victorville emergency dispatch received a 911 call reporting a male was walking when he was struck by a vehicle on the Interstate 15, south of Joshua Street, in Hesperia. The pedestrian, 42-year-old Justin Paul Badilla, a resident of Toluca Lake, was pronounced dead on scene by fire department personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [02282020 1300 GB]
  • 702002265:
    On Monday, March 23, 2020, at approximately 3:58 PM, California Highway Patrol-Rancho Cucamonga personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle traffic collision that occurred on the eastbound Valley Boulevard offramp of Interstate 10. William Christopher Valentine, age 22, a resident of Ontario, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was confirmed dead at 4:09 PM, by American Medical Response personnel. California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [02282020 1300 GB]
  • 702002255:
    On Monday, March 23, 2020, at 6:54 AM, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Ridgecrest Road and Vista Point Drive in Victorville. A driver, 68-year-old Sung Ho Han of Victorville was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:02 am. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [02282020 1300 GB]
  • 702002177:
    On Friday, March 20, 2020, California Highway Patrol emergency dispatch received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle traffic collision that occurred on the southbound interstate 15, north of Afton Road, Baker. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find Donnie Lee Anderson II, age 42, a resident of Los Angeles, in the driver seat of the vehicle. Anderson was pronounced dead on scene at 1:21 AM, by San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [03212020 0820 GB]
  • 702002172:
    On Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 4:55 PM, the San Bernardino Police Department emergency dispatch received a 911 call reporting a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Baseline Street, north of Valencia Avenue, in the City of San Bernardino. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and found the bicyclist, Jose Maria Rincon, age 61, a resident of San Bernardino with injuries. He was pronounced dead on scene at 5:06 PM. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [03212020 0820GB]
  • 702001919:
    On Monday, March 9, 2020, at 3:05 AM, Lorenzo Antonio Brino, a 21-year-old resident of Yucaipa was driving a 2016 Toyota Camry. Brino lost control of the Toyota on Yucaipa Blvd. and 16th St., in Yucaipa and collided with a utility pole. Brino was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. [03152020 0650 GB]
  • 702001876:
    On Friday, March 6, 2020, at 3:27 pm, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 13000 block of Troy Court in Victorville to reports of a deceased female. Nicole Rene Gadsby, age 28, of Victorville was pronounced dead on scene due to injuries. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Homicide Division is investigating the incident. [03072020 1045 GB]
  • 702001720:
    On Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 8:12PM, deputies assigned to Apple Valley Sheriff’s station responded to 911 calls reporting a traffic collision on Dale Evans Parkway, at Johnson Road, in the town of Apple Valley. They found the driver of a sedan struck a semi-tractor trailer. The driver of the sedan was identified as Lisa Aston, a 41-year-old resident of Barstow. Aston was pronounced dead at 8:21PM by paramedics. The collision is being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Apple Valley station. [03022020 1045 GB]
  • 702001690:
    On Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 11:46 PM, a motorcyclist traveling northbound along State Route 330 struck the guard rail near mile post marker #31. Emergency medical providers transported the rider, David Lee Thompson, age 59, a resident of Riverside to St. Bernardine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 12:20 PM. The collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol (Arrowhead Station). [03012020 1730 GB]
  • 702001528:
    On Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 2:53 AM, a traffic collision was reported along Rialto Ave., just west of Rancho Ave., in San Bernardino. The vehicle’s driver, Randy Palo Rich, a 53-year-old resident of Rialto, was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation was conducted by San Bernardino Police Department. [02242020, 0635 GB]
  • 702001517:
    On Saturday, February 22, 2020, at approximately 1:43 pm, Michael Jay Hughes, a 64-year-old male resident of Apple Valley was the sole occupant of a homemade steam propelled rocket. The rocket was launched in the open desert approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Barstow Road and Power Line Road south of the City of Barstow. The rocket went out of control and impacted desert terrain. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. Once positive identification is made and next of kin is notified, the name will be released.  [Name Updated 02292020 1030 GB][02232020 1820 GB]
  • 702001507:
    On Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 9:03 AM, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover collision on US 95 N., at mile marker 78, near Needles. Emergency crews responded to find the driver of the vehicle, Manuel Holguin, a 59-year-old resident of San Luis, Arizona dead at the scene. The Needles office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [02232020 1820 GB]
  • 702001517:
    On Saturday, February 22, 2020, at approximately 1:43 pm, a 64-year-old male resident of Apple Valley was the sole occupant of a homemade steam propelled rocket. The rocket was launched in the open desert approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Barstow Road and Power Line Road south of the City of Barstow. The rocket went out of control and impacted desert terrain. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. Once positive identification is made and next of kin is notified, the name will be released. [02232020 1820 GB]
  • 702001507:
    On Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 9:03 AM, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover collision on US 95 N., at mile marker 78, near Needles. Emergency crews responded to find the driver of the vehicle, Manuel Holguin, a 59-year-old resident of San Luis, Arizona dead at the scene. The Needles office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [02232020 1820 GB]
  • 702001472:
    On Friday, February 21, 2020, at 2:07 AM, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover collision on Highway 127 near mile marker 38, north of Baker. Anthony Sciarretta, a 56-year-old resident of Pahrump Nevada failed to make a turn and lost control of his vehicle causing it to rollover. The Barstow office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [02222020 1155 GB]
  • 702001185:
    On Sunday, February 09, 2020, at 10: 53 pm, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a multi-vehicle collision on the eastbound 210 freeway, just south of the Highway 330 overpass in Highland. A driver, 23-year-old Issac Nunez of San Bernardino was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:14 pm. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [02122020 0120 GB]
  • 702001156 & 702001157:
    On Saturday, February 08, 2020, at 10:33 pm, officers with the Montclair Police Department responded to a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Ramona Avenue and Howard Street in Montclair. A driver, 67-year-old Celia Flores Orozco and her passenger 65-year-old Jose Valdez Orozco both of Pomona were pronounced deceased at the scene at 10:37 pm. The Montclair Police Department is investigating the collision. [02092020 2330 JK]
  • 702001134:
    On Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 6:49 am, Carmen Quijano, a 41-year-old resident of Escondido, was found in her overturned vehicle in the desert off Trona Rd. approximately two miles east of US Hwy395 in Trona. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Mojave Office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [02092020 2330 JK]
  • 702001060:
    On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 3:23 PM, officers with San Bernardino Police Department and paramedics were summoned to N. Arrowhead Ave., just north of W. Baseline Street, regarding a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian, later identified as Marilyn Mc Killian, a 64-year-old San Bernardino resident, was pronounced dead on scene at 3:31 PM. San Bernardino Police Department - Traffic Division is investigating the circumstances of the collision. [02062020 0500 GB]
  • 702000716
    On 01/24/2020, Brandon Bachelier, a 40-year-old male resident of Hesperia was the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord. Bachelier lost control of the Honda on Amargosa Road and Key Pointe Drive in Hesperia. Bachelier was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Hesperia Station is investigating the collision. [01272020 0300 JK]
  • 702000708
    On 01/24/2020, at approximately 6:50 pm, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Victorville Station responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian in the area of Palmdale Road and Borego Road in Victorville. The pedestrian, Louis Santana, a 37-year-old resident of Riverside was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:21 pm. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating. [01262020 2300 JK]
  • 702000706:
    On Friday, January 24, 2020, 48-year-old Sean Landon Reinert, a resident of San Bernardino, was found unresponsive in his residence by family who called 911. He was transported to the Community Hospital of San Bernardino where he was pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 8:45 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department, Coroner Division will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. [01252020 1424 JL]
  • 702000637:
    On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 5:50pm, a 911 call was received reporting a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Hesperia Road south of D Street in Victorville. The male pedestrian age 60, a resident of Victorville was transported by ambulance to Victor Valley Global Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 6:26pm. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. The name will be release after the next of kin is notified. [01242020 0145 GB]
  • 702000611 & 702000612:
    On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 3:13 PM, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a call of shots fired on the 1400 block of North Grand Street in San Bernardino. 34-year-old Israel De La Torre of San Bernardino and 32-year-old Daniel Melendrez of San Bernardino were pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000587:
    On Monday, January 20, 2020, at 6:46 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover collision west of Gold Park Road in Twentynine Palms. The passenger, Branden Smith, age 19, a resident of Twentynine Palms was transported by ambulance from the scene to the Hi Desert Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 7:46 PM. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000534
    On Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 6:31 pm, officers with the Rialto Police Department responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Alder Avenue and Riverside Avenue in Rialto. A driver, 29-year-old Louie Manuel Cholico was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:43 pm. The Rialto Police Department is investigating the collision. [01192020 0100 JK]
  • 702000521 & 702000522
    On Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 12:21 PM, a group of off road enthusiasts were traveling south on a dirt track in the open desert area in Apple Valley. One of the vehicles, a white Toyota 4 Runner, struck a berm, overturned, and came to rest upside down just south of Zuni Road west of Central Road. Law enforcement and paramedics responded to the scene. Two passengers, 39-year-old Tandy Patnode and 30-year-old Eric Aranda, both residents of Apple Valley, were pronounced dead at the scene. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Major Accident Investigation Team is also investigating. [01192020 0100 JK]
  • 702000489:
    On Thursday, 01/16/2020, a hiker found human skeletal remains within the Desert View Conservation Area, a County recreation day-use area near Joshua Tree. Representatives with the Sheriff’s Department, Coroner Division, Homicide Detail, and Morongo Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. The identification is withheld pending confirmation of the identification and notification of legal next of kin. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000462 
    On 01/16/2020, at 4:22 am, California Highway Patrol received a call regarding a pedestrian who had been struck by multiple vehicles on the Citrus Street offramp from the eastbound Interstate 10 freeway of Fontana. The male pronounced deceased on scene. The identity of the male is not being released pending notification to his next of kin CHP, Rancho Cucamonga Office, is investigating. [011620 1100 TC].
  • 702000459:
    On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 11:16 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a collision between a vehicle and motorcycle at the intersection of Prescott Avenue and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. The motorcyclist, Nicole Dobbins, age 35, a resident of Yucca Valley was transported by ambulance to the Hi Desert Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 12:26 AM, on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000282:
    On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 8:03 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on the 210 freeway north of Mountain Avenue in Upland. The pedestrian, Christopher Robinson, age 48, a resident of Arcadia was pronounced dead on scene at 8:48 PM. The California Highway Patrol, Rancho Cucamonga Station is investigating the incident. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 702000238:
    On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 1:13 PM, deputies with Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station responded to reports of a traffic collision in the parking lot of a business located on the 8300 block of Foothill Blvd. The driver, Frederick Pollick, a 67-year-old resident of Upland, was transported by ambulance to the emergency room at San Antonio Regional Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 1:54 PM by hospital staff. The circumstances surrounding the collision are being investigated by the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff’s Station Traffic Division. [01222020 0705 GB]
  • 701908686
    On Friday, 12/20/2019, National Park Service Rangers responded to a remote area of Joshua Tree National Park and located skeletal human remains. On 12/21/2019, a recovery team consisting of Park Service Rangers, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department (SBCSD) Detectives, and Coroner Division personnel responded to the location and recovered the remains and personal property. The name of the deceased was being withheld pending confirmation of identification. SBCSD, Morongo station, and Homicide detail detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. Update: The remains were positively identified by dental comparison as Paul Miller, a 51-year-old missing person from Ontario, Canada. [01162020 0300 GB]
  • 702000402 & 702000403
    On Monday, January 13, 2020, at 11:32 pm, officers with the Ontario Police Department responded to a call, reporting shots fired, on the 3400 block of East 4th Street in Ontario. 21-year-old Max Mariano Reyes, a resident of Ontario and 19-year-old Andres Gallegos, a resident of Rowland Heights were pronounced dead at the scene. The Ontario Police Department is investigating the incident. [01152020 0130 GB]
  • 702000399:
    On Monday, January 13, 2020, at 7:16 pm, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a collision involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Donert Street and Hesperia Road in Hesperia. The pedestrian, 40-year-old Jesus Paul Trevino of San Bernardino was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:26 pm. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. [01152020 0130 GB]
  • 702000256
    On 01/08/20, at 8:09pm, a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover accident on Calimesa Blvd approximately 141 feet south of the intersection with Live Oak Canyon Road in Yucaipa.  The passenger (the name to be released once the identification is verified and family notified) was pronounced dead on scene at 8:28pm.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [011320 1333 TC]
  • 702000372
    On 01/12/2020, at 06:51 PM, a two-vehicle collision was reported at Bear Valley Road, just west of Joshua Road in Apple Valley. Emergency personnel pronounced the death of a driver at the scene at 07:12 PM. Once the decedent is positively identified and the family has been notified the name will be released. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [011320 0800 TC]
  • 702000371
    On Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 5:15 pm, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and San Sevaine Road in Rancho Cucamonga. A driver, 86-year-old Barbara Knass of Rancho Cucamonga was pronounced deceased at the scene at 5:32 pm. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating the collision. [01132020 0500 JK]
  • 702000348
    On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 5:32 pm, officers with the Fontana Police Department responded to a motorcycle collision at the intersection of Mango Avenue and Baseline Avenue in Fontana. A driver, 41-year-old Brandon Garret Sancett of Angeles Oaks was transported to Kaiser Foundation Hospital and pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 6:30 pm. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the collision. [01122020 0300 JK]
  • 702000330
    On Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11:56 pm, officers with the Fontana Police Department responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Sierra Avenue and San Jacinto Avenue in Fontana. A driver, 37-year-old George Estrada of Fontana was transported to Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fontana and pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 12:50 am. The Fontana Police Department is investigating the collision. [01122020 0300 JK]
  • 702000320
    On Friday, 01/10/2020, at 5:56 pm, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to a pedestrian struck by a transit bus in the area of S. E Street and MacKay Drive in San Bernardino. The pedestrian, 54-year-old Diana Tonche was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead at 6:38 pm. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the collision. [01122020 0300 JK]
  • 702000280
    On Thursday, 01/09/2020, at 7:41 PM California Highway Patrol Officers were dispatched to westbound State Route 60, west of Vineyard Avenue, in the city of Ontario regarding a pedestrian struck by multiple vehicles. Veronica Garcia, a 32-year-old Fontana resident, was pronounced dead on scene at 7:51 PM. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated by Officers with the California Highway Patrol. [01122020 0300 JK]

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