Coroner Press Release

  • 702401293: On Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 10:18 pm, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to U.S. 395 Hwy and Cactus Rd. in the City of Adelanto for a reported traffic collision. The pedestrian, 25-year-old Rigoberto Rosales, a resident of Adelanto, was pronounced dead on scene, at 10:22 pm. For additional information contact San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Victor Valley Station. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702401239: On Friday, February 9, 2024, at approximately 7:58 PM, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies (Victorville City Station) responded to Amethyst Road and Ironstone Avenue reference a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. The pedestrian, 42-year-old Michael Pont, a resident of Apple Valley was pronounced deceased, at 7:58 PM. For additional information contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (Victorville City Station). [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702401207: On Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 12:47 pm the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to the 55000 block of Twentynine Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. The motorcyclist, Melanie Yvonne Fontes a 49 year-old resident of Gardena, was pronounced dead on scene at 12:56 pm. For additional information please contact San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Valley Station. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702400905: On Monday, January 29, 2024, at 6:59 AM, Officers from the Ontario Police Department responded to E. Mission Boulevard and S. Sterling Avenue for a reported traffic collision. Driver, Roberto Hernandez, a 46-year-old resident of Whitter, was pronounced deceased on scene. For additional information please contact Ontario Police Department. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702401060: On Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 9:09 pm, officers with the San Bernardino Police Department responded to Arden Avenue and Pacific Street in San Bernardino for a reported traffic collision. A passenger, Jose Velasco, age 38, of Upland, was pronounced dead at the scene. For additional information, please contact the San Bernardino Police Department. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702401122: On Monday, February 5, 2024, at 2:46 pm, officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the Interstate 10 freeway onramp at Live Oak Canyon in Yucaipa. A driver, Richard Larry Barba, age 69, of San Bernardino, was pronounced dead at Loma Linda University Medical Center. For additional information please contact the California Highway Patrol-Inland Division. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702401104: On Monday, February 5, 2024, at 5:53 AM, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to I-10 freeway westbound and Citrus Ave. for a reported traffic collision. A passenger, Eduardo Antonio Romero, a 26 year-old resident of Rialto, was pronounced deceased on scene at 6:20 AM. For additional information please contact the California Highway Patrol. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702400996: On Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 5:40 am, Rialto Police Department responded to Riverside Avenue south of San Bernardino Avenue in Rialto. A pedestrian, Wanda McIntosh, age 65, a resident of Rialto, was pronounced dead on scene, at 5:51 am. For additional information contact the Rialto Police Department. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702401067, 702401068, and 702401073: On Sunday, February 3, 2024, at 10:45 PM, officers with the Fontana Police Department and paramedics responded to Cypress Avenue and Valley Boulevard in Fontana for a reported traffic collision. A passenger, 14-year-old Domonic Adams Jr. a resident of Fontana was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:11 PM along with passenger, Robert Rias, a 15-year-old resident of Rialto. An additional passenger, 15 year-old Omari Malik Pitts a resident of Rialto, was transported from the scene to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital. Pitts succumbed to injuries suffered during the collision and was pronounced dead on February 4, 2024, at 7:35 AM. For additional information contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Public Affairs Division. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702401029: On Friday, February 2, 2024, at 5:59 PM, officers with California Highway Patrol responded to Eastbound Interstate 40 near mile marker 127.5 west of Needles for a traffic collision. Victoriano Vergara Arteaga, a 29-year-old from Mexico was pronounced dead at the scene. For further information, please contact the Needles office of the California Highway Patrol. [02122024 1300 SC]
  • 702400984: On Wednesday, 01/31/2024, at 5:23 PM, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to Hermosa Avenue and 6th Street in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, for a vehicle traffic collision. The passenger, Brenda Kimberly Jimenez, age 34, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was pronounced deceased on scene. For additional information contact San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400849: On Friday, January 26, 2024, at approximately 6:26 pm, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD) deputies were traveling westbound on Twentynine Palms Highway, approaching Avalon Avenue when they observed a male juvenile, later identified as Joshua Alexander Barreras, a 16 year-old resident of Yucca Valley, in the center median, on the ground. Barreras had been struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene. Barreras was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. For additional information contact the SBCSD Morongo Station. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400853, 702400854: On Friday, January 26, 2024, at 11:21 PM, deputies with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to US 95 south, near mile marker 52, in Needles for a traffic collision. The driver, Joseph Anthony Gonzalez a 52-year-old resident of Chula Vista, California was pronounced dead at the scene. Additionally, passenger Ana Maria Garcia, a 51-year-old resident of Chula Vista, California was pronounced dead at the scene. For additional information, please contact the Needles office of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400835, 702400838: On Friday, January 26, 2024, at 1:36 PM, California Highway Patrol officers responded to a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Phelan Road and Nevada Road in Phelan. Two passengers, 13-year-old Gulliana Sophia Puentes of Phelan and 1-year-old Analia Love Puentes of Phelan were both pronounced deceased at the scene at 1:59 PM. For further information please contact the California Highway Patrol. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400753: On Tuesday, 01/23/2024, at 5:35 PM, deputies with the Ontario Police Department responded to Cucamonga Avenue and Cedar Street in the city of Ontario for a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision. The pedestrian, Melody Rodriguez, age 46, a resident of Rialto, was pronounced deceased on scene. For additional information contact Ontario Police Department. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400751: On January 23, 2024, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to Wildwood Canyon Road and California Street in Yucaipa for a traffic collision. Steven Wells, a 64-year-old resident of Redlands, was pronounced dead at the scene. Contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department-Yucaipa Station for further information. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400752: On Tuesday, January 24, 2024, at approximately 6:25 PM, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision on Eastbound State Route 210, east of the Locust overpass, in Rialto. Pedestrian Adrian Lopez, 46-year-old resident of Fontana, was pronounced dead at the scene. For additional information contact CHP Inland Division. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400714: On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 2:29 am, officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to a multiple-vehicle collision on Interstate 215 northbound, north of Barton Road in Grand Terrace. The driver Mariana Jane Madrigal, a 30 year-old resident of Highland, was pronounced deceased at the scene at 2:48 am. For additional information, please contact the California Highway Patrol-Inland Division. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400608: On Tuesday January 9, 2024, at about 4:09 AM, the California Highway Patrol responded to northbound Interstate 15 .5 miles north of mile marker 142 for a reported traffic collision. Natalie Antonio Gonzalez, a 30-year-old resident of Santa Maria, Jocotitlan, Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. For additional information, please contact the Barstow office of the California Highway Patrol. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400712: On Monday, January 23, 2024, at approximately 6:33 PM, officers with Barstow Police Department responded to W. Main Street at Sundance Lane in Barstow for a traffic collision involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Keith Michael Avakian a 70-year-old male resident of Barstow, was confirmed deceased by Barstow Fire Department medical personnel at 6:39 PM. For additional information contact the Barstow Police Department. [02022024 1500 SC]
  • 702400387: On Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at about 8:44 PM a 54-year-old Hispanic adult and resident of Twentynine Palms, died in the Hi Desert Medical Center (HDMC) emergency department (ED) following involvement in a two-vehicle traffic collision on State Route 62 east of Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree at 8:00 PM. The California Highway Patrol-Morongo Area is investigating the incident. The name is not releasable pending the notification of the next of kin. [01162024 1600 SC]
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