Non Homicide Cases

Case Number 2018-00470
Name Next of kin not notified
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB
Gender Female
Place of Death Highway, W/B SR-94, just east of 16th Street, San Diego, California, 92102, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, W/B SR-94, just east of 16th Street, San Diego, California, 92102, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/18/2018 2114
Date and time of Injury 02/18/2018 2114
Summary The decedent is a currently unidentified female. As per the preliminary California Highway Patrol investigation, on the night of 02/18/2018, the decedent was found on the ground on the number one traffic lane of westbound State Route 94, just east of 16th Street, in the downtown area of San Diego. She had apparently been previously struck by one or more vehicles that failed to stop. Upon being discovered by a passing motorist, 9-1-1 was called and CHP officers and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, death was confirmed without intervention, due to obvious traumatic injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD
Contributing Conditions
Manner
Investigating Agency CHP - San Diego
Next of kin notified No
Case Number 2018-00458
Name GARCIA, Francisco Javier
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 10/19/1987
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, N/B ISR 5 N. of SR 905, San Ysidro, California, 92173, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, N/B ISR 5 N. of SR 905, San Ysidro, California, 92173, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/18/2018 0118
Date and time of Injury 02/18/2018 0118
Summary The decedent was a 30 year old male who on 02/18/18, per preliminary information, was the unrestrained driver and sole occupant of an SUV traveling northbound on ISR 5 from the northbound ISR 5 and eastbound SR 905 transition lanes. As the decedent continued onto ISR 5, he lost control of his vehicle and collided with the center divider. The vehicle overturned, the decedent was ejected, and was struck by a vehicle. Responding fire personnel and paramedics confirmed the death upon arrival.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD
Contributing Conditions
Manner
Investigating Agency CHP - San Diego
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00457
Name MARTINEZ, Gonzalo
City of Residence Hemet
State of Residence California
DOB 08/03/1995
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, E/B ISR 8, W. of In-Ko-Pah Road, Jacumba, California, 91934, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, E/B ISR 8, W. of In-Ko-Pah Road, Jacumba, California, 91934, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/17/2018 1705
Date and time of Injury 02/17/2018 1648
Summary The decedent was a 22-year-old, male who on 02/17/2018, per preliminary information, was traveling eastbound on ISR 8 just west of the In-Ko-Pah Road exit in a Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle drifted towards the shoulder, lost control and collided with a guardrail. Multiple agencies responded to the scene and death was confirmed.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injury of head
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - El Cajon
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00451
Name GUNDRY, Jeremiah Nelson
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 09/14/1995
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, N/B ISR 5, N. of Carmel Mountain Road , San Diego, California, 92130, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, N/B ISR 5, N. of Carmel Mountain Road , San Diego, California, 92130, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/17/2018 0350
Date and time of Injury 02/17/2018 0350
Summary The decedent was a 22 year old Caucasian male who resided in San Diego. On 02/17/2018, CHP received a call of a Honda CX traveling the wrong-way on NB ISR 5. The Honda CX subsequently collided with a white Toyota truck. Fire Department personnel arrived and confirmed the death without medical intervention due to obvious fatal injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00444
Name Next of kin not notified
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 02/23/1996
Gender Male
Place of Death Sharp Memorial Hospital, 7901 Frost St, San Diego, California, 92123, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B ISR-15, N. of Miramar Way, San Diego, California, 92131, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/16/2018 0659
Date and time of Injury 02/16/2018 0630
Summary The decedent was a 21-year-old male, Active Duty Marine who on 02/16/2018 was the helmeted and sole occupant of a motorcycle traveling southbound on interstate route 15. He was attempting to exit out of the HOV lane, and across traffic, to get off of the Miramar Way exit, when he collided with the back of a vehicle. He was ejected and then struck by two other vehicles. He was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital where his death was pronounced. Please contact military personnel for identification.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified No
Case Number 2018-00404
Name WATTS, Taylor
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 03/24/1990
Gender Male
Place of Death Pacific Ocean, 32.50.782 N 117.19.898 W
Place of injury Crystal Pier, (pacific ocean), 700 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, California, 92109, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/11/2018 0725
Date and time of Injury 1/21/2018 1732
Summary The decedent was a 27 year-old male who resided in San Diego. On the evening of 1/21/2018, the decedent was with friends on the end of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach and stepped over the railing and grabbed onto a nylon rope. He leaned back over the water as if he was ready to repel and lost grip of the rope. He fell backward and his friends heard a loud splash. Divers and rescue helicopters searched for the decedent to no avail and a Missing Person's Report was filed. On 2/11/2018, fisherman located the decedent's remains in the Pacific Ocean and notified San Diego Lifeguard dispatch.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Drowning
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00402
Name JOHNSON, Tara Norine
City of Residence Vista
State of Residence California
DOB 09/14/1969
Gender Female
Place of Death Highway, W/B SR 78 W. of Emerald Drive OC, Vista, California, 92083, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, W/B SR 78 W. of Emerald Drive OC, Vista, California, 92083, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/10/2018 2035
Date and time of Injury 02/10/2018 2030
Summary The decedent was a 48 year old female who resided in the city of Vista. On the evening of 02/10/18, she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on State Route 78 near the Emerald Drive bridge. 9-1-1 was called and first responders were sent to the location. When assessed, she had no signs of life and her death was confirmed without medical interventions.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions
Manner Pending Investigation
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00393
Name GUEL, Juan
City of Residence Chula Vista
State of Residence California
DOB 11/30/1927
Gender Male
Place of Death Street, intersection, E. H Street and Buena Vista Way, Chula Vista, California, 91910, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, intersection, E. H Street and Buenavista Way, Chula Vista, California, 91910, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/09/2018 1803
Date and time of Injury 02/09/18 1803
Summary The decedent was a 90-year old male who resided in Chula Vista. The decedent was last seen alive by family on the afternoon of 02/09/2018 when he left to go for a walk and to a nearby restaurant. Vehicles were traveling eastbound on East H Street and had the right-of-way at the intersection with Buena Vista Way when the driver of a vehicle in the Number 2 lane suddenly noticed a figure in the middle of the street and attempted to stop and swerve out of the way; however, the driver was unable to stop and struck the pedestrian. Another vehicle was travelling in the Number 3 lane and noticed the first vehicle suddenly swerve when the driver impacted the pedestrian in the Number 3 lane. The vehicle came to a stop a short distance away and the pedestrian was pinned underneath the vehicle, and witnesses called 911 to report the accident. Chula Vista Police Officers and paramedics responded to the scene and confirmed the decedent's death due to obvious fatal injuries and no medical therapy was performed.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force trauma
Contributing Conditions
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency Chula Vista Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00356
Name LONGHURST, John Charles
City of Residence Corona del Mar
State of Residence California
DOB 03/18/1947
Gender Male
Place of Death Tower Glass Inc., lot, 9700 Prospect Avenue, Santee, California, 92071, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Business, lot, 9700 Prospect Avenue, Santee, California, 92071, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/06/2018 0655
Date and time of Injury 2/6/2018 0655
Summary The decedent was a 70-year-old male who was one of two occupants in a private airplane taking off from Gillespie Field. The plane was witnessed to lose altitude and crash into a business lot located along the along the 9700 block of Prospect Avenue in Santee. 911 was called for assistance. San Diego Sheriff and fire personnel arrived on scene and confirmed death without medical intervention due to obvious fatal trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff, Federal Aviation Administration
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00355
Name LONGHURST, Cherril Dianne
City of Residence Corona del Mar
State of Residence California
DOB 06/02/1946
Gender Female
Place of Death Tower Glass Inc., lot, 9700 Prospect Avenue, Santee, California, 92071, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Business, lot, 9700 Prospect Avenue, Santee, California, 92071, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/06/2018 0655
Date and time of Injury 2/6/2018 0655
Summary The decedent was a 71-year-old female who was one of two occupants in a private airplane taking off from Gillespie Field. The plane was witnessed to lose altitude and crash into a business lot located along the along the 9700 block of Prospect Avenue in Santee. 911 was called for assistance. San Diego Sheriff and fire personnel arrived on scene and confirmed death without medical intervention due to obvious fatal trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00346
Name BERGMANN, Gage Vega
City of Residence Vista
State of Residence California
DOB 06/03/1992
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, California, 92037, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 4000 block of Peninsula Drive, Carlsbad, California, 92010, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/04/2018 2314
Date and time of Injury 02/04/2018 2213
Summary The decedent was a 25 year old male who resided in Vista. According to preliminary Carlsbad Police Department traffic investigation, on 02/04/2018, the decedent was the unrestrained driver and solo occupant of a pick-up truck that was traveling eastbound on Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad. As the decedent approached the intersection of Carlsbad Village Drive and College Avenue, he ran a red traffic light and entered the intersection. Upon doing so, the decedent’s vehicle collided with a guardrail on Peninsula Drive, which subsequently overturned the vehicle. He was unrestrained and upon impact, he was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest on the north sidewalk of Peninsula Drive. Witnesses called 9-1-1 and upon paramedic arrival, advanced cardiac life support measures were initiated and the decedent was transported to the hospital. Upon their arrival to the hospital, advanced cardiac life support measures were continued, but when the decedent failed to respond, death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Thoracoabdominal blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency Carlsbad Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00344
Name ALFORD, Drew Alexander
City of Residence Menifee
State of Residence California
DOB 06/28/1998
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, S/B ISR 15 North of Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California, 92131, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B ISR 15 North of Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California, 92131, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/04/2018 1514
Date and time of Injury 02/04/2018 1501
Summary The decedent was a 19 year old male who resided in Menifee, California. According to preliminary information obtained from California Highway Patrol, on the afternoon of 02/04/2018, the decedent was an occupant of a vehicle that was traveling southbound in the HOV lanes on ISR-15 when the driver lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons and stuck the center divider. The vehicle was witnessed to swerve to the right and then back to strike the center divider once more before ultimately coming to a stop just north of the Mira Mesa Boulevard exit. Witnesses stated the decedent was ejected from the vehicle. Paramedics arrived on scene and attempted advanced cardiac life support; however, despite aggressive resuscitative efforts the decedent could not be revived and his death was pronounced at the scene. Two other occupants of the vehicle were transported to a local hospital.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Passenger, PPV, out of control, struck jersey barrier, ejected
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00339
Name PERULERO, Guadalupe Esmeralda
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 06/21/1997
Gender Female
Place of Death Roadway, S Mission Road north of Quail Knoll Road, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Roadway, S Mission Road north of Quail Knoll Road, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/04/2018 0107
Date and time of Injury 02/04/2018 0107
Summary The decedent was a 20 year old female. As per the preliminary California Highway Patrol investigation, on the early morning of 02/04/18, the decedent was a passenger of a vehicle occupied by four including the driver. As the vehicle traveled northbound on a roadway in Fallbrook, the driver veered into the southbound lanes and collided with a U-Haul truck traveling southbound. The driver of the U-Haul truck as well as a witness called 9-1-1 moments after the collision. Deputies along with fire department personnel responded the scene and found the decedent in the rear passenger seat of the small sedan. She was pulseless and apneic and her death was confirmed without medical interventions due to, what they observed to be, as obvious fatal trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt head and neck trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - Oceanside
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00335
Name LOPEZ, Josiah Noe
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 09/28/1998
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Rocking Horse Drive and Proctor Valley Road, Chula Vista, California, 91914, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/03/2018 1745
Date and time of Injury 02/03/2018 1423
Summary The decedent was a 19 year-old male. As per the preliminary Chula Vista Police Department investigation, on 02/03/18, he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. 9-1-1 was called and responding paramedics found him alert and complaining of shortness of breath. He was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital Trauma Department where upon arrival he continued to complain of difficulty breathing. His condition began to decline and bilateral chest tubes were placed. He was intubated and an EKG showed wide complex arrhythmia. He underwent a thoracotomy and cardiac massage was attempted and he received multiple blood transfusions. Despite aggressive resuscitative efforts death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injury of the torso
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency Chula Vista Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00330
Name KIM, Aaron
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 12/04/1995
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, California, 92037, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 5000 block of Miramar Road, San Diego, California, 92121, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/03/2018 0129
Date and time of Injury 02/02/2018 2342
Summary The decedent was a 22 year old male who resided in San Diego. As per the preliminary San Diego Police Department Investigation, on the evening of 02/02/18, he was the unrestrained front passenger of a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed, westbound on Miramar Road. While traveling over the ISR 805 overpass, the driver lost control of the vehicle, flipped onto its roof, slid into the eastbound lanes and collided with an eastbound vehicle. In the process, the decedent was ejected from his vehicle and transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital in acute status. After arriving, he was diagnosed with non-survivable injuries and his death was pronounced hours later.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00314
Name WISE, John David
City of Residence Murrieta
State of Residence California
DOB 06/26/1990
Gender Male
Place of Death Found, street (in vehicle), Christianitos Rd 1.7 mi E. of S. El Camino Real, Camp Pendleton, California, 92058, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Found, street (in vehicle), Christianitos Rd 1.7 mi E. of S. El Camino Real, Oceanside, California, 92058, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/02/2018 0024
Date and time of Injury 02/01/18 Unk
Summary The decedent was a male who was active duty military. On the evening of 02/01/18, the decedent was in his vehicle when it was found on an embankment of Christianitos Road east of South El Camino Real. The vehicle was apparently involved in an unwitnessed single vehicle accident in which it left the roadway for an unknown reason and then struck a telephone pole and tree before coming to rest on its roof. A passerby in another vehicle saw the vehicle and called 9-1-1. Law enforcement and fire personnel arrived on scene and confirmed death without performing any medical interventions due to multiple blunt force trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Craniocervical blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00303
Name AGUIRRE, Salvador
City of Residence El Cajon
State of Residence California
DOB 04/05/1968
Gender Male
Place of Death Roadway, Intersection of E. Main Street and N. Second Street, El Cajon, California, 92019, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, Intersection of E. Main Street and N. Second Street, El Cajon, California, 92019, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/01/2018 0036
Date and time of Injury 02/01/2018 0036
Summary The decedent was a 49 year old Hispanic male who resided in Rancho San Diego. According to preliminary El Cajon Police Department traffic investigation, on the early morning of 02/01/2018, the decedent was the driver and sole occupant of a vehicle that was involved in a two vehicle motor vehicle accident in the intersection of E. Main Street and N. Second Street in El Cajon. Witnesses called 911. Police officers and paramedics responded to the scene. Upon their arrival, the decedent's death was confirmed.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force head and neck trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency El Cajon Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00277
Name YOUNG, Dreivon
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 08/09/1971
Gender Male
Place of Death Sharp Memorial Hospital, 7901 Frost St, San Diego, California, 92123, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Building, 1417 Cuyamaca Street, El Cajon, California, 92020, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/29/2018 1408
Date and time of Injury 01/29/2018 1313
Summary The decedent was a 46 year old male who resided in San Diego. According to preliminary investigation by the El Cajon Police Department, on 01/29/2108, he was the sole occupant of a Ford F250 pick-up truck. He was traveling at speed limits down Swallow Drive when for unknown reasons, he failed to stop at the traffic light and drove into a parking lot striking into a commercial building. A 911 call was placed and the decedent was transferred via ambulance to Sharp Memorial Emergency Department where despite aggressive resuscitative efforts his death was pronounced shortly after arrival.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force trauma of the torso
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency El Cajon Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00273
Name BETTS, Justin
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 03/17/1976
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, California, 92037, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Intersection, Carlsbad Boulevard and Cerezo Drive , Carlsbad, California, 92008, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/28/2018 2009
Date and time of Injury 01/27/2018 1749
Summary The decedent was a 41 year old male who resided in a home in the city of San Diego. As per the preliminary Carlsbad Police Investigation, on the evening of 01/27/2018, the decedent was the helmeted driver of a motorcycle traveling southbound on Carlsbad Boulevard near the intersection of Cerezo Drive when the driver of a vehicle was attempting to make a U-turn southbound to northbound and did not see the motorcycle approaching. The decedent lost control and laid the motorcycle down, causing himself and his passenger to be ejected. A 9-1-1 call was placed and upon arrival of paramedics, the decedent was unresponsive and advanced cardiac life support measures were initiated. The decedent was transported via ambulance to a local park where he was transported via air to the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla emergency department. The decedent was evaluated and his injuries were found to be non survivable and was given a poor prognosis. The decedent's health deteriorated and his death was pronounced on January 28, 2018
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Traumatic brain injuries (skull fracture, subdural hematoma)
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency Carlsbad Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00266
Name FORMOSA, David
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 09/09/1959
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 2400 block of Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, California, 92108, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/27/2018 0426
Date and time of Injury 01/18/2018 0556
Summary The decedent was a 58-year-old male who lived in San Diego. On the morning hours of 01/18/2018, he was a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in the 2400 block of Camino Del Rio North in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. Police and paramedics responded to the scene and the decedent was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital. He arrived unconscious with blunt force injuries including, but not limited to, multiple intracranial fractures and hemorrhaging. He was admitted for further medical attention and treatment. On 01/24/2018, he was placed on comfort care only. His health began to deteriorate and on 01/27/2018 his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force head trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00265
Name MCCONNELL, Matthew
City of Residence La Mesa
State of Residence California
DOB 08/12/1973
Gender Male
Place of Death Sharp Memorial Hospital, 7901 Frost St, San Diego, California, 92123, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Intersection of Fletcher Parkway and Nagel Street, La Mesa, California, 91941, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/27/2018 0319
Date and time of Injury 1/26/2018 2100
Summary The decedent was a single 44 year-old White male who resided La Mesa. As per the preliminary La Mesa Police Department preliminay investigation, on the evening of 1/26/2017, he was walking against a red light at the intersection of Fletcher Parkway and Nagel Street in La Mesa when he was struck by a private passenger vehicle. The driver pulled over to place a 9-1-1 call. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital with advanced cardiac life support in progress. He was taken to the operating room for repair of a pelvic fracture. A CT-scan of the head revealed bilateral subdural hemorrhages extending into the ventricles. He was given a grim prognosis and was placed on comfort care. He was pronounced dead on the early morning of 1/27/2018.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00263
Name PATTON, Marquise D
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 12/26/1991
Gender Male
Place of Death Street, 1500 block of Palm Avenue, San Diego, California, 92154, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 1500 block of Palm Avenue, San Diego, California, 92154, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/26/2018 2350
Date and time of Injury 01/26/18 2350
Summary The decedent was a male who resided in a home with his family in San Diego. As per the initial San Diego Police Investigation, on the evening of 01/26/18, the decedent was a pedestrian who was crossing the westbound lanes of Palm Avenue in San Diego. At that time, the driver and sole occupant of vehicle traveling westbound at the 1500 block of Palm Avenue struck the decedent in the number one lane. The decedent was then dragged approximately 200 feet and came to rest in the number two lane of the 1300 block of Palm Avenue. Passesrby called 9-1-1 and officers along with fire department personnel responded to the scene. Officer and paramedics arrived and confirmed the decedent's death due to obvious fatal trauma. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot and was later detained and arrested by officers.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00257
Name MATA VALDEZ, Vito
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 02/23/1994
Gender Male
Place of Death Street (intersection), Olympic Parkway & Santa Venetia Street, Chula Vista, California, 91913, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Intersection, Olympic Parkway & Santa Venetia Street, Chula Vista, California, 91913, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/26/2018 1602
Date and time of Injury 1/26/2018 1555
Summary The decedent was a 23-year-old male who resided in San Diego. On the afternoon of 1/26/2018, the decedent was the helmeted driver of a motorcycle, travelling westbound on Olympic Parkway in Chula Vista. The decedent ran a red light and struck the side of a school bus. Witnesses called 911 for assistance and paramedics arrived on scene. Despite aggressive attempts at resuscitation, his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force head and torso trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00253
Name VELAZQUEZ, Damien Santiago
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 06/28/2009
Gender Male
Place of Death Rady Children's Hospital, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA, 92123
Place of injury Highway, N/B ISR 805, S. of SR 54, National City, California, 91950, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/25/2018 2112
Date and time of Injury 01/22/2018 0641
Summary The decedent was an 8 year old male who resided with his family in the city of San Diego. On the morning of January 22, 2018, he was in a vehicle driven by his father traveling northbound ISR 805 through the city of Chula Vista. While approaching State Route 54, his father lost control of the vehicle and struck the center divide as well as a stationary vehicle along the left shoulder. Witnesses called 9-1-1 and first responders arrived to find the decedent receiving bystander CPR. He was then transported to Rady Children's Hospital where medical staff were able to successfully regain a heart rate. While admitted, his condition declined and he was ultimately given a poor prognosis. His death was pronounced on January 25, 2018.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force head and neck trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00249
Name VANPATTEN, Tisha Marie Angelique
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 11/21/1970
Gender Female
Place of Death Highway, N/B ISR 805, N. of Balboa Avenue, San Diego, California, 92111, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, N/B ISR 805, N. of Balboa Avenue, San Diego, California, 92111, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/25/2018 1045
Date and time of Injury 01/25/2017 1045
Summary The decedent was a 47 year old female who resided in San Diego. On the morning of 1/25/2018, the decedent was the driver and sole occupant of a private passenger vehicle traveling northbound on ISR 805, just north of Balboa Avenue. At one point, the decedent lost control and veered off onto the embankment and struck a large eucalyptus tree. Witnesses called 9-1-1. California Highway Patrol officers and fire personnel responded and death was pronounced at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00245
Name HEGWOOD, Ronald Ray
City of Residence El Cajon
State of Residence California
DOB 10/26/1964
Gender Male
Place of Death UCSD Medical Center, 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 5100 block of W. Point Loma Boulevard, San Diego, California, 92107, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/24/2018 1441
Date and time of Injury 01/24/2018 1357
Summary The decedent was a 53-year-old White male who resided in El Cajon. According to preliminary information provided by San Diego Police, on the afternoon of 01/24/2018, the decedent was the sole-occupant, helmeted driver of a motorcycle traveling eastbound in the 5100 block of W. Point Loma Boulevard when he lost control and crossed into the westbound lane where he collided with a oncoming vehicle and continued to travel westward where he struck a parked vehicle. Witnesses contacted 911 and officers and paramedics were dispatched to the location where resuscitative efforts were initiated. He was transported to UCSD Medical Center where despite advanced life saving measures, his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00237
Name SCOTT, Joshua
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 06/26/1990
Gender Male
Place of Death Sharp Memorial Hospital, 7901 Frost St, San Diego, California, 92123, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B ISR-15, S. of Miramar Way, San Diego, California, 92145, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/23/2018 2256
Date and time of Injury 01/23/2018 2215
Summary The decedent was a 27 year old single White male who resided in San Diego. According to the preliminary California Highway Patrol investigation, On the night of 01/23/2018, he was the driver and one of two occupants of a vehicle traveling southbound on ISR-15, just south of Miramar Way, at the SR-163 interchange. The decedent was driving in excess of 100 mph when he clipped another vehicle and loss control. He side-swiped a second vehicle, spun out of control, and collided with the highway center divider. He was unrestrained and upon impact, he was ejected from the vehicle. Witnesses called 911 and CHP officers and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival, advanced cardiac life support measures were initiated and he was transported to the hospital. Upon their arrival, he was emergently taken in the operating room where, despite medical intervention, he succumbed to his injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt head trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - San Diego
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00236
Name JOHNSTON, Thomas Kevin
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 11/14/1954
Gender Male
Place of Death Sharp Memorial Hospital, 7901 Frost St, San Diego, California, 92123, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 8800 block Friars Road, San Diego, California, 92108, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/23/2018 1912
Date and time of Injury 01/23/2018 1816
Summary The decedent was a 63 year old male who lived an apparent transient lifestyle in San Diego. According to the preliminary San Diego Police investigation, on 01/23/2018, the decedent was walking his bicycle from the south side of Friars Road to the north side of the road when he was struck by a vehicle in the number two lane. A 9-1-1 call was placed and responding paramedics initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The decedent was transported to the emergency department at Sharp Memorial where despite resuscitative efforts his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multi-system blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00227
Name FREEMAN, Richard Wayne
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 11/23/1978
Gender Male
Place of Death UCSD Medical Center, 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 2200 block of Rosecrans Street, San Diego, California, 92110, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/23/2018 0221
Date and time of Injury 01/23/2018 0040
Summary The decedent was 39-year-old male who resided in a home in San Diego. As per the preliminary San Diego Police Department traffic investigation, on the early morning of 01/23/2017, the decedent was a pedestrian who was walking westbound across the street in the 2200 block of Rosecrans Street when he was struck by multiple passing vehicles. Witnesses called 9-1-1 and police officers and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival, advanced cardiac life support measures were initiated and the decedent was transported to UCSD Medical Center. The decedent was emergently taken in the operating room where, despite medical intervention, his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00054
Name ORTIZ, Jeremy
City of Residence Warner Springs
State of Residence California
DOB 03/09/1988
Gender Male
Place of Death SR 79, 22000 block of Mesa Grande Road, Santa Ysabel, California, 92070, San Diego, USA
Place of injury SR 79, 22000 block of Mesa Grande Road, Santa Ysabel, California, 92070, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/03/2018 2008
Date and time of Injury 01/03/2018 Unk
Summary The decedent was a 28 year old male who resided on the Mesa Grande Indian Reservation in Santa Ysabel. On the night of 01/03/2017, the decedent was found down and unresponsive in the single northbound lane of SR 79 in Santa Ysabel. A 911 call was placed and first responders arrived on scene. Upon their arrival, the decedent's death was confirmed without intervention.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes