Coroner Press Release

  • 702008792 :

    On Monday, 10/26/2020, at 6:03am, a 911 call was received reporting a traffic collision at the intersection of Hemlock Avenue and Slover Avenue in Fontana.  A vehicle was traveling northbound on Hemlock Avenue and was struck by a semi-truck traveling west bound on Slover Avenue.  A passenger of the vehicle, Robert Pitt, age 68, a resident of Fontana was transported to Kaiser Foundation Hospital Emergency Department in Fontana where he was pronounced dead at 6:46am.  Fontana Police Department is investigating the incident. [10272020 0040 GB]

  • 702008779
    On 10/25/2020, at 9:37 pm, the California Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle traffic collision on the westbound State Route 210 east of Beech Avenue in Fontana. The driver of a Honda Odyssey lost control of the vehicle and overturned in the center divider. An unrestrained rear passenger, a 26-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the male will be released once positive identification is made and the next of kin is notified. The California Highway Patrol is investigation the collision. [10262020 1400 JK]
  • 702008776 and 702008777
    On Sunday, 10/25/2020 at approximately 6:20 pm, officers from the Redlands Police Department and Redlands Fire Department personnel responded to the 2100 block of San Bernardino Avenue, Redlands, to investigate the report of a two-vehicle traffic collision. They found a sedan had struck the rear of a parked semi-truck and trailer. Fire department paramedics pronounced a 20-year old male and 25-year-old male, dead at the scene. The names of the males will be released once positive identification is made and the next of kin is notified. The Redlands Police Department is investigation the collision. [10262020 1400 JK]
  • 702008764:

    On Sunday, 10/25/2020, at 6:20am, a vehicle was found in the wash area below the east bound 210 freeway near the north bound 15 transition road in Rancho Cucamonga.  The driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Varner, age 44 a resident of Downey California was confirmed dead on scene at 7:00am.  California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [10272020 0040 GB]

  • 702008763:
    On Sunday, 10/25/2020, at 1:55 am, a Hispanic male adult was struck by a vehicle on State Route 210 east of Alder Avenue in Rialto. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the male will be released once positive identification is made and the next of kin is notified. The California Highway Patrol is investigation the collision. [10262020 1400 JK]
  • 702008778
    On Sunday, 10/25/2020, at 9:51 pm, Christian Tyler-Miskofski, age 20 of Victorville, was struck by a vehicle while walking across the street in the 14000 block of Seventh Street in Victorville. He was pronounced deceased on scene. The incident is being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Major Accident Investigation Team. [10262020 0700 JK]
  • 702008717
    On Friday, 10/23/2020, at 11:15 pm, Upland Police Department received a 911 call regarding a single vehicle roll over traffic collision near the intersection of Benson Avenue and 15th Street in Upland. The driver, Citlalli Medina Pacheco, age 19, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Upland Police are investigating the incident. [10232020 0700 JK]
  • 702008712
    On Thursday, 10/22/2020, at 6:50 pm, a Hispanic male adult was struck by a vehicle on the I 215 northbound near Orange Show Road, in San Bernardino. He was pronounced deceased on scene. Identification is being withheld pending notification to next of kin. California Highway Patrol Inland Division is investigating the incident. [10232020 0700 JK]
  • 702008692
    On Thursday, 10/22/2020, at approximately 8:00 am, the California Highway Patrol responded to 911 calls reporting a head-on traffic collision involving a school bus and a 2020 Nissan Sentra on National Trails Highway and Hodge Road in Barstow. Paramedics arrived on scene and pronounced the driver of the Nissan, Matthew Derek Loper, a 35-year-old resident of Helendale dead. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. [10222020 1700 JK]
  • 702008633
    On 10/20/2020 at 6:47 AM emergency services received a call regarding a single vehicle collision on Valle Vista Road in Twentynine Palms. Paramedics found Thavreak Khoeum, a 37-year-old resident of Twentynine Palms, dead on scene. The California Highway Patrol is also investigating the collision. [10212020 1200 JK]
  • 702008571:On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at approximately 5:35 PM, Eduardo Sandoval, age 35, a resident of San Bernardino was the driver of a reported stolen vehicle. He was traveling eastbound on the 300 block of E. Baseline Road, in Rialto. He failed to stop for a steady red signal and was involved in a traffic collision with two other vehicles.  Sandoval was transported by ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:20 PM. The Rialto Police Department is investigating the collision. [10272020 1630GB]
  • 702008549: On Friday, October 16, 2020, at approximately 4:02 PM, the San Bernardino Police Department dispatch center received a call reporting a head-on traffic collision on Highland Ave. west of Macy St., in San Bernardino. Alexander Barrientos, a 26 year old resident of San Bernardino, was the right front passenger in a 2016 Nissan Sentra that was struck head-on by a two-door sports coupe, which reportedly veered into the opposing traffic lanes. Paramedics with San Bernardino County Fire Department pronounced Barrientos dead on scene. The San Bernardino Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [10192020 0615GB]
  • 702008553: On Friday, 10/16/2020, the California Highway Patrol emergency dispatch receive a 911 call at 8:18 PM, reporting a single vehicle traffic incident on Interstate 15 north of Harvard Rd., in the unincorporated area of Yermo. When officers arrived, they found a passenger of the vehicle, Jairo Ramirez, a 14-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, was ejected during the incident was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:21 PM. The Barstow office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
  • 702008517: On Thursday, 10/15/2020, the California Highway Patrol emergency dispatch received a 911 call at 5:50 AM reporting a single vehicle traffic incident occurred approximately one mile west of Needles on Interstate 40. When officers arrived, the driver of a 1992 Ford F150, a White male the approximate age of 55, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:28 AM. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending a positive identification and the notification of next of kin. The Needles Office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [10172020 2038 JL]
  • 702008457: On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 1:52 AM, officers of the California Highway Patrol and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the area of the Interstate 215 near the intersection of Interstate 10, to investigate the report of a three-vehicle traffic collision. When they arrived, the driver of a Nissan sedan, Boy Anthony Prado, a 25-year-old San Bernardino resident, was pronounced deceased at 2:10 AM. The incident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol. [10172020 2015 JL]
  • 702008476: On Tuesday, 10/13/2020, at 7:14 PM, officers of the Rialto Police Department and Rialto Fire Department personnel responded to the 1400 block of N. Locust Avenue, in the City of Rialto, to investigate the report of a two-vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, Juan Luna, a 58-year-old Fontana resident, the driver of a 2012 Chevrolet utility truck, was pronounced deceased on scene at 7:28 PM, by Rialto Fire Department personnel. Rialto Police Department is investigating the incident. [10172020 1957 JL]
  • 702008477
    On 10/14/2020, at about midnight, 44-year-old Apple Valley resident Steven Michael Thronson was found unresponsive in a friend’s residence located in the 16700 block of Tracy Street in Victorville. Emergency responders pronounced Thronson deceased at 12:10 AM. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The death is being investigated by the San Bernardino Sheriff Department. [10142020 0920 TC]
  • 702008449
    On Wednesday, 10/12/2020, at 10:19 pm, a white male adult, pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of South Riverside Avenue. The male was pronounced deceased on scene. Rialto Police Department is investigating the incident. The identity of the male is being withheld pending notification to next of kin. [10132020 0900 JK]
  • 702008374:
    On Friday, 10/09/2020, at 6:53 AM, emergency medical services and law enforcement personnel were dispatched to a traffic collision on Bear Valley Road just east of Tujunga Drive in Apple Valley. They located two vehicles involved in a head-on collision. Kyle Hill, a 33-year-old Apple Valley resident, was extricated from one of the vehicles and transported to the Desert Valley Hospital emergency room where he was pronounced dead at 8:23 AM. The incident is being investigated by California Highway Patrol - Victorville. [10102020 1430 GB]
  • 702008373On Friday, 10/09/2020, at approximately 8:00 AM, the Upland Police Department responded to 911 calls reporting a single vehicle traffic collision involving a 2020 Dodge Ram pick-up truck on N. Euclid Avenue south of 14th Street in Upland. Paramedics from the San Bernardino County Fire Department arrived on scene and pronounced the driver of the Dodge, Randall Earle Sirkow, a 29-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga dead at 8:09 AM. The Upland Police Department is investigating the collision. [10102020 1430 GB]
  • 702008310
    On Wednesday, 10/07/2020, at 1:30 am, a Black female adult was driving a silver Honda Accord north on D street near Air Expressway in Victorville. She lost control and left the roadway. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident. [10072020 1600 JK]
  • 702008219
    On Sunday, October 04, 2020, at approximately 9:12 PM, an unidentified driver, believed to be a 66-year-old male resident of Lake Arrowhead, was driving in a northerly direction on State Highway 173, approximately .3 miles north of Arbon Ln., in Lake Arrowhead when he lost control of his vehicle, struck a tree and caught fire. The driver was pronounced dead on scene. The name will be withheld pending identification and notification of the next of kin. [10062020 1100 GB]
  • 702008183 & 702008184
    On Friday, October 2, 2020, at 9:48 PM, officers with the California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the area of the Interstate 15, near mile marker 142, in Baker, for a reported two-vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, they found a compact car crossed over the center median and struck an SUV at a high rate of speed. The driver of the compact car (702008183) Isaac Martel White, age 25, a resident of Memphis Tennessee was pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the SUV, James Jin Kao, age 52, a resident of Rancho Mirage was also pronounced dead on scene. The California Highway Patrol – Barstow Station, is investigating the incident. [10062020 1100 GB]
  • 702008044
    On September 28, 2020, at approximately 5:30 AM, Michael Simon, a 36-year-old resident of Apple Valley, was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Dale Evans Parkway and Stoddard Wells Road in Apple Valley. Simon was transported to St. Mary Medical Center where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this traffic collision. [09292020 0700 JK]
  • 702008008
    On 09/25/2020, at 9:19 pm, pedestrian, David A. Birt, 33-year-old resident of Apple Valley was struck by a vehicle on Highway 18 near Mandan Road, in Apple Valley. Paramedics and deputies with the Sheriff’s Department responded and Birt was pronounced dead on scene at 9:32 pm. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigation the collision. [09262020 0700 JK]
  • 702007963
    On 09/24/2020, at 9:22 am, a 911 call was received reporting a motorcycle collision on N Mt. Vernon Avenue and E Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino. The motorcyclist, David Lowe, age 54, resident of Colton, was traveling north on Mt. Vernon Avenue when he was struck by another vehicle. Lowe was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Emergency Department where he was pronounced dead at 10:00 am. San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [09252020 0700 JK]
  • 702007372:
    On Thursday, 09/03/2020, at 5:32 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a submerged vehicle in the Colorado River, approximately 1/2 mile east of Coors Island. Divers from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department were able to see a female body inside the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered from the river on 09/04/2020, at 9:41 AM. The person inside the vehicle was believed to be a 66-year-old resident of Bullhead City Arizona. The name is being withheld until the identification is confirmed. The Marine Enforcement Division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident. [09082020 1420 GB] Update: The decedent was identified as Phillis Louise Shallcross, age 66, a resident of Bullhead City Arizona. [10062020 1106GB]
  • 702007419:
    On Sunday, 09/06/2020, at 8:26 am, a 911 call was received reporting a motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle on southbound 395, south of mile maker 40, in Kramer Junction. The motorcyclist, James Rodgers, age 71, a resident of Fallbrook California was traveling south on 395 when a vehicle that was also traveling south on 395 veered off the roadway and back onto the roadway striking Rodgers as he was passed. Rodgers was transported to Victor Valley Global Medical Center Emergency Department where he was pronounced dead at 9:37 am. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [09072020 0923 GB]
  • 702007415:
    On Sunday, 09/06/2020, at 6:32 am, a 911 call was received reporting a vehicle in a dirt field, west of Sheep Creek Road and south of Sandstone Road in Phelan. The vehicle was occupied by a single person and appeared to be traveling north on Sheep Creek Road and veered off the roadway into the dirt field and rolled over multiple times ejecting the driver from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was Mario Rodriguez, age 30, a resident of Bloomington. San Bernardino County Fire Department paramedics pronounced Rodriguez dead at 6:46 am. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [09072020 0923 GB]
  • 702007387:
    At 4:36 PM on 09/04/2020, a 911 call was received reporting a two-vehicle traffic collision on the southbound U.S. Route 95 near mile marker 19 north of Vidal Junction. Emergency personnel responded and declared the driver of one of the involved vehicle, a 63-year-old male, deceased on scene. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Needles office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. [09052020 0521 JL]
  • 702007385:
    On Friday, 09/04/2020, at 1:42 PM, a 911 call was received reporting a motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle on N. State Street and W. Darby Street in Muscoy. Emergency personnel responded and transported the motorcyclist, Jose Madrigal, a 26-year-old resident of San Bernardino, to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Emergency Department, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 PM. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.[09042020 2128 JL]
  • 702007358:
    On Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 3:06 PM, the California Highway Patrol Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a traffic collision involving an SUV and a semi-tractor and trailer at El Mirage Road and Sheep Creek Road in the El Mirage portion of Adelanto. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the location, and upon arrival 41-year-old Jie Zhao-Willsey of Highland, the driver of the SUV, was declared dead on scene by American Medical Response paramedics. [09042020 2049 JL]

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