Coroner Press Release

  • 702300840: On Monday, January 30, 2023, at 1:14 PM, the Fontana Police Department responded to 11161 Mulberry Avenue reference a traffic collision. A passenger, Ulises Gonzalez, 21-years-old, a resident of Fontana, was pronounced deceased on scene at 1:29 PM. For additional information contact the Fontana Police Department. [01312023 1510 SC]
  • 702300829: On Monday, January 30, at 1:12 am, officers from the Fontana Police Department responded to Citrus Ave/Harvey Dr. in Fontana for a reported traffic collision. A Pedestrian, Carmen Palacios, 34, a resident of Fontana had been struck and was pronounced dead on scene at 1:21am. For additional information contact Fontana Police Department. [01312023 1510 SC]
  • 702300811: On Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 10:24 AM, officers with California Highway Patrol responded to Highway 62, near mile marker 112.5, West of Vidal Junction for a traffic collision. Passenger, Evelyn Jane Mendelson, age 67, a resident of Partington, Manchester, England, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:02 AM. For further information contact the Needles office of the California Highway Patrol. [01312023 1510 SC]
  • 702300755: On Friday, January 27, 2023, at 02:39AM, California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to Interstate 10, approximately 1570 feet west of Sandalwood Drive, in Calimesa for a reported traffic collision. Driver, Wendy Stapleton, a 29 year-old resident of Bloomington, was pronounced dead at Loma Linda University Medical Center at 4:01AM. For additional information, please contact CHP Indio Division. [01312023 1510 SC]
  • 702300752: On Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 09:05 pm, Officers from Rialto Police Department responded to the intersection of E Randall St and S Olive St in Rialto for a reported traffic collision. A pedestrian, 61-year-old Yolanda Vargas a resident of Rialto was pronounced deceased at Arrowhead Medical Regional Center. For additional information please contact the Rialto Police Department. [01312023 1510 SC]
  • 702300723: On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 1:45 PM, Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to eastbound Wildwood Canyon Rd. at intersection with Canyon Dr. in Yucaipa for a reported traffic collision. A bicyclist, Monique Puanani Parmelee, a 42 year-old resident of Yucaipa, was pronounced dead at the scene. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department investigated the collision. [01312023 1510 SC]
  • 702300695: On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 9:56 PM, California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to State Route 210 eastbound, west of Alder Ave. in Fontana for a reported traffic collision. Pedestrian, Nickolas Don James, a 27 year-old, was pronounced dead on scene at 10:16 PM. For additional information, please contact CHP San Bernardino area. [01312023 1510 SC]
  • 702300660: On Monday, January 23, 2023, at 2:47 PM, officers with California Highway Patrol responded to southbound Interstate 15, at Harvard Road, Newberry Springs for a traffic collision. Driver, Jose Chacon, age 78, resident of Santa Ana, was pronounced dead at the scene. For additional information please contact the Barstow office of the California Highway Patrol. [01242023 1545 SC]
  • 702300487: On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 08:01pm, Deputies from San Bernardino County Sheriff Department responded to the intersection of Bear Valley Rd and Fifth Ave in Victorville for a reported traffic collision. A motorist, 26-year-old Dillion Vieira resident of Hesperia was pronounced deceased at the scene at 08:07pm. For additional information please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Victorville Station. [01232023 1415 SC]
  • 702300431: At 10:13 AM on January 14, 2023, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement Unit responded to Lake Havasu 100′ off cove 1 in Havasu Landing due to a reported boating accident. Sheriff’s Department Divers recovered the body of Chan Dinh, a 51-year-old resident of West Covina, at 8:46 AM. For Additional information please contact the Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station. [01232023 1415 SC]
  • 702300493: On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 04:22 am, Officers from California Highway Patrol responded to State Highway 138 west of Cleghorn Road in Hesperia for a reported traffic collision. A motorist, 39-year-old Joshua Luna resident of Hesperia was pronounced deceased at the scene. For additional information please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Victorville Station. [01232023 1415 SC]
  • 702300504: On January 18, 2023, at approximately 10:13 AM, Diane Herrera, a 67 year-old resident of San Bernardino, a pedestrian, was struck by a vehicle at Mt. Vernon Ave. north of Oak St., in San Bernardino. She was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for continued medical care. She failed to respond to treatment and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the incident. [01232023 1415 SC]
  • 702300568: On Friday, January 20, 2023, at 03:09 am, Officers from Rialto Police Department responded to the intersection of W Slover Ave and S Willow St in Rialto for a reported traffic collision. A motorist, 26-year-old Jose Escobedo resident of Bloomington was pronounced deceased at the scene. For additional information please contact the Rialto Police Department.[01232023 1415 SC]
  • 702300597, 702300598: On Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 11:40 PM, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded near the intersection of US Highway 395 and Poplar Street in Hesperia for a traffic collision. A passenger, 33-year-old Nicole Marie Ruddy of Orange, California, and her unborn daughter, were transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where Nicole and her daughter were pronounced deceased in the emergency department on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 2:44 AM. Please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for further details. [01232023 1415 SC]
  • 702300602: On Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 6:03 AM, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded near the intersection of US Highway 18 and Flathead Road in Apple Valley for a traffic collision. Driver, 86-year-old Byron Weekly of Apple Valley, California, was transported to Providence St. Mary Medical Center, where Byron was pronounced deceased in the emergency department at 7:41 AM. Please contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for further details. [01232023 1415 SC]

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