Non Homicide Cases

Case Number 2020-00513
Name RODRIGUEZ BANDA, Cinthya Karely
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 02/29/1996
Gender Female
Place of Death Embankment, S/B ISR 15 S of SR 76, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Embankment, S/B ISR 15 S of SR 76, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/22/2020 1055
Date and time of Injury 02/22/2020 Unknw
Summary The decedent was a 23 year old female. On 02/22/2020, the decedent was an unrestrained passenger of a bus that was traveling southbound on the ISR 15. The driver of the bus was witnessed to lose control. The bus spun out, overturned and the decedent was ejected. The bus came to a stop in an embankment. A 9-1-1 call was placed, fire department and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Paramedics arrived and confirmed the decedent's death due to fatal traumatic injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions Mechanical asphyxia
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00512
Name DIAZ, Maria De La Luz
City of Residence Riverside
State of Residence California
DOB 11/22/1952
Gender Female
Place of Death Embankment , S/B ISR 15 S of SR 76, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Embankment , S/B ISR 15 S of SR 76, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/22/2020 1024
Date and time of Injury 02/22/2020 unk
Summary The decedent was a 67-year-old female who resided in Riverside, California. On 02/22/2020, the decedent was an unrestrained passenger of a bus that was traveling southbound on the ISR 15. The driver of the bus was witnessed to lose control. The bus spun out, overturned and the decedent was ejected. The bus came to a stop in an embankment. A 9-1-1 call was placed, fire department and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Paramedics arrived and confirmed the decedent's death due to fatal traumatic injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00511
Name PEREZ CORNEJO, Julia
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 05/22/1946
Gender Female
Place of Death Embankment, S/B ISR 15 S of SR 76, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B ISR 15 S of SR 76, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/22/2020 1024
Date and time of Injury 02/22/2020 unk
Summary The decedent was a 73 year old female. On 02/22/2020, the decedent was an unrestrained passenger of a bus that was traveling southbound on the ISR 15. The bus departed from Los Angeles County and was en route to San Ysidro. The driver of the bus was witnessed to lose control. The bus spun out, overturned and the bus came to a stop in an embankment. A 9-1-1 call was placed by a passerby. The fire department and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Paramedics arrived and confirmed the decedent's death due to fatal traumatic injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00498
Name BERRAY, John Christian
City of Residence La Mesa
State of Residence California
DOB 02/05/1972
Gender Male
Place of Death Kaiser Zion Medical Center, 4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego, California, 92120, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Driveway, 7628 Seattle Drive, La Mesa, California, 91941, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/12/2020 1454
Date and time of Injury 01/29/2020 Unk
Summary The decedent was a 48 year old male who resided with family in La Mesa. During the early morning hours of 01/29/2020, the decedent was leaving for work and got into his vehicle parked in front of his residence. For unknown reasons, the decedent exited his vehicle and didn't place the vehicle in "Park". The vehicle struck the decedent and he became "pinned" between his vehicle and his wife's vehicle. Family members discovered the decedent trapped and called 911. Paramedics transported the decedent to a nearby hospital where he was diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury. Death was pronounced on 02/12/2020.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Complications of anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy due to: Resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to: Traumatic asphyxia
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency La Mesa Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00459
Name CASARRUBIAS, Felipe A
City of Residence Pico Rivera
State of Residence California
DOB 05/26/1965
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, California, 92037, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway , S/B I-5, S. of Manchester Avenue , Cardiff by the Sea, California, 92007, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/16/2020 1645
Date and time of Injury 02/13/2020 1848
Summary The decedent was a 54-year-old male who resided in Pico Rivera, California. On the evening of 02/13/2020, he was parked in the southbound emergency lane along Interstate 5, south of Machester Avenue in the Encinitas area. He had just exited his truck when was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle stopped and witnesses called 911. Paramedics transported the decedent to Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla where he was diagnosed with traumatic head injuries. The decedent's condition declined and he died in the hospital on 02/16/2020.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00456
Name BROWN, Christopher Michael
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 11/23/1985
Gender Male
Place of Death Street, 1275 North 2nd Street , El Cajon, California, 92021, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 1275 North 2nd Street , El Cajon, California, 92021, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/16/2020 1348
Date and time of Injury 02/16/2020 1348
Summary The decedent was a 34 year-old male. On the afternoon of 02/16/2020, the decedent was the unrestrained and sole occupant of a Ford Explorer traveling northbound on North 2nd Street in El Cajon. For unknown reasons, the decedent's vehicle drifted from the northbound travel lanes into the center passing lane where he then struck a tree in the center divide. Witnessed called 911 and paramedics responded to the scene. The decedent was pronounced dead at the scene due to obvious fatal trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injuries of torso
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency El Cajon Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00455
Name BURLEY, Rico
City of Residence Fallbrook
State of Residence California
DOB 05/24/1977
Gender Male
Place of Death Creek, N 33 22 16 W 117 10 07, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Roadway, Old Highway 395, S. of Reche Road, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/16/2020 1411
Date and time of Injury 02/16/20 1408
Summary The decedent was a 42 year-old male who resided in Fallbrook. On 02/16/20, the decedent was the driver of a sports car traveling southbound on Old Highway 395, south of Reche Road in Fallbrook. He attempted to pass other vehicles and crossed into the northbound lane however, there was oncoming traffic and he swerved back into the southbound lane. In doing so, he lost control of the vehicle which left the roadway, struck a tree and came to rest in a creekbed at the base of the embankment. The decedent and his front seat passenger (San Diego Medical Examiner case #2020-00454) were ejected from the vehicle. 911 was called, paramedics responded and both the driver and the decedent were pronounced dead at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00454
Name WIGAND, April Dawn
City of Residence Oceanside
State of Residence California
DOB 04/20/1980
Gender Female
Place of Death Creek, N 33 22 16 W 117 10 07, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Roadway, Old Highway 395, S. of Reche Road, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/16/2020 1411
Date and time of Injury 02/16/2020 1408
Summary The decedent was a 39 year-old female who resided in Oceanside. On 02/16/20, the decedent was the passenger in a sports car traveling southbound on Old Highway 395, south of Reche Road in Fallbrook. The driver of the vehicle was attempting to pass other vehicles and crossed into the northbound lane however, there was oncoming traffic and the vehicle swerved back into the southbound lane. The driver lost control of the vehicle which left the roadway, struck a tree and came to rest in a creekbed at the base of the embankment. Both the decedent and driver (San Diego Medical Examiner case #2020-00455) were ejected from the vehicle. 911 was called, paramedics responded and both the driver and the decedent were pronounced dead at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00444
Name BURT, Rhonda
City of Residence Imperial
State of Residence California
DOB 03/22/1962
Gender Female
Place of Death Roadway, (in ambulance), 2750 McCain Valley Road, Boulevard, California, 91905, San Diego, USA
Place of injury
Date and time of death 02/15/2020 1219
Date and time of Injury
Summary The decedent was a 57 year-old female who resided in El Centro. On 2/15/2020, the decedent was hiking through rough terrain with a group of people in Boulevard. The decedent had stopped to rest several times and another member of the hiking group looked behind and saw the decedent prone on the ground and went to assist her. The decedent was unresponsive and 911 was called. The San Diego Sheriffs Department- Aerial Unit responded and despite efforts, the decedent could not be rescucitated. Her death was pronounced at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Natural
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00402
Name PEREZ, Jose Cruz
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 05/02/1998
Gender Male
Place of Death Found, embankment, 155 West 35th Street, National City, California, 91950, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Embankment, 155 West 35th Street, National City, California, 91950, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/11/2020 0645
Date and time of Injury 2/11/2020 0220
Summary The decedent was a 21 year-old Hispanic male who resided with his family in the Logan Heights area of San Diego. On 2/11/2020 at 0220 hours, CHP received a 911 call regarding a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on the overpass transition from the northbound ISR 5 freeway to the eastbound SR 54. The vehicle was seen to go off the shoulder and down a steep embankment. CHP officers searched the area and were unable to locate the vehicle. The next morning an employee at the Austal Ship Parts company was opening the back warehouse and saw significant damage to their fence; he then saw a wrecked vehicle in a small mud pond. The driver was partially hanging out the driver's side door. The Austal employee called 911 and the SDFD responded to the location. Paramedics pronounced the decedent dead at the scene due to obvious fatal trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - San Diego
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00387
Name BAUER, Timothy James
City of Residence Oceanside
State of Residence California
DOB 08/15/1966
Gender Male
Place of Death Street, 3200 block of Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, California, 92056, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 3200 block of Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, California, 92056, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/08/2020 1334
Date and time of Injury 2/8/2020 1334
Summary The decedent was a 54 year old male who resided in Oceanside. On the afternoon of 2/8/2020, the decedent was the rider of a motorcycle traveling westbound on Oceanside Blvd. The driver of a truck pulling a trailer left a driveway facility on the north side of Oceanside Blvd. and crossed the westbound lanes of Oceanside Blvd attempting to make an illegal left hand turn onto the eastbound lanes of Oceanside Blvd. The decedent was unable to stop and struck the utility truck and trailer. Multiple persons witnessed the incident and called 911 and bystanders attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Oceanside Police Department and Fire Department personnel responded to and death was confirmed.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency Oceanside Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00384
Name WOODS, Troy Alan
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 10/06/1962
Gender Male
Place of Death UCSD Medical Center, 200 W Arbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Parking lot, 3555 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, California, 92110, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/07/2020 1635
Date and time of Injury 02/05/2020 1604
Summary The decedent was a 57 year old male that appeared to live a transient lifestyle in the Midway area of San Diego. On the evening of 02/05/20, the decedent was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of Home Depot, on Sports Arena Blvd. Witnesses called 9-1-1 and first responders arrived to find him lying unresponsive in the parking lot. He was transported to UCSD Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with head trauma and given a poor prognosis. On the afternoon of 02/07/20, he was pronounced dead by hospital staff.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injuries of head
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00352
Name BETTS, James Clark
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 02/15/1928
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, E/B ISR 8 at Fairmount Avenue offramp, San Diego, California, 92108, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/04/2020 1118
Date and time of Injury 02/04/2020 1043
Summary The decedent was a 91-year old male who resided in San Diego. On the morning of 02/04/2020 the decedent was the driver of a sedan that was travelling on eastbound ISR-8 near the Fairmount Avenue offramp when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle and drove onto the shoulder and into the guardrail. The vehicle continued to travel forward and overturned, and witnesses called 911. Paramedics responded and transported the decedent to the hospital. Despite resuscitative efforts, the decedent could not be revived and his death was pronounced shortly after arrival.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injury of neck
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00346
Name DAPOLITO, Beatrice Elaine
City of Residence La Mesa
State of Residence California
DOB 02/12/1925
Gender Female
Place of Death Home, other's, yard (in vehicle), 4840 La Cruz Place, La Mesa, California, 91941, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 9700 Block of Alto Drive, La Mesa, California, 91941, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/03/2020 1548
Date and time of Injury 02/03/2020 1547
Summary The decedent was a 94 year-old married Caucasian female who resided with family in the city of La Mesa. On the afternoon of 02/03/2020, the decedent and her husband were traveling in their car near their home when for unknown reasons her husband, the driver, lost control of the vehicle and went off the roadway. The vehicle went over a half-wall and rolled approximately 175 feet down a hillside coming to rest in the backyard of a residential home. The decedent was the front passenger in the vehicle. Witnesses called 911 and multiple emergency personnel responded. Paramedics pronounced the decedent dead at the scene due to obvious fatal injuries. The decedent's husband was transported to a nearby hospital.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00341
Name BUSTILLOS, Belzar
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 03/27/2000
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway , W/B SR 94 at College Ave, La Mesa, California, 91941, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, W/B SR 94 at College Ave, La Mesa, California, 91941, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/02/2020 2109
Date and time of Injury 2/2/2020 2109
Summary The decedent was a 19-year-old male. On the evening of 2/2/2020, the decedent was witnessed to run across lanes of traffic State Route 94. The driver of a vehicle traveling west in the number 4 lane saw the decedent run out of the bushes and into traffic. She immediately applied her brakes but was unable to avoid hitting the decedent. 911 was called and the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Death was pronounced due to obvious fatal injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00336
Name CONNER, Brian Wayne
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 05/28/1976
Gender Male
Place of Death Found, Street, 401 Vista Village Drive, Vista, California, 92083, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 401 Vista Village Drive, Vista, California, 92083, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/02/2020 0027
Date and time of Injury 02/--/2020 Unknown
Summary The decedent was a 43 year-old male who lived a transient lifestyle in Vista. According to initial reports from San Diego Sheriff's Office, on the early morning hours of 02/02/2020, the decedent was traveling westbound in his wheelchair on Wave Drive in Vista. When he attempted to cross Vista Village Drive, the decedent was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling northbound on Vista Village Drive. The unknown vehicle continued traveling northbound and did not stop. A short time after, another vehicle traveling northbound stopped and the driver called 9-1-1. Arriving paramedics confirmed death due to his injuries.
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 2020-00328
Name RAMIREZ, David
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 10/23/1996
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, S/B ISR 5, N of L Street , Chula Vista, California, 91911, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B ISR 5, N of L Street , Chula Vista, California, 91911, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/01/2020 0527
Date and time of Injury 02/01/2020 0455
Summary The decedent was a 23-year-old male who resided in San Diego. On 02/01/2020, the decedent was the driver of a vehicle that was traveling on the southbound ISR 5 and was involved in a multi-vehicle collision. A 9-1-1 call was placed, fire and paramedics were dispatched. The decedent’s death was pronounced at the scene due to fatal traumatic injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multisystem blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00327
Name CHAVEZ-CALIXTO, Janet Alicia
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 10/06/1995
Gender Female
Place of Death Highway, S/B ISR 5, N of L Street , Chula Vista, California, 91911, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B ISR 5, N of L Street , Chula Vista, California, 91911, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 02/01/2020 0537
Date and time of Injury 02/01/2020 0455
Summary The decedent was a 24-year-old female who resided in San Diego. On 02/01/2020, the decedent was the driver of a vehicle traveling on the southbound ISR 5 and was involved in a multi-vehicle traffic collision. A 9-1-1 call was placed, fire and paramedics were dispatched. The decedent’s death was pronounced at the scene due to fatal traumatic injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multisystem blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2020-00319
Name VALDEZ, Bernardo
City of Residence Chula Vista
State of Residence California
DOB 11/06/1991
Gender Male
Place of Death Roadway, 8500 blk Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, California, 92029, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Roadway, 8500 blk Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, California, 92029, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/31/2020 0744
Date and time of Injury 01/31/2020 0744
Summary The decedent was a 28 year old male who resided in Escondido. On the morning of 01/31/2020, the decedent was the driver and sole occupant of a Subaru sedan traveling westbound on Harmony Grove Road just west of Wild Willow Hollow in rural Escondido. His vehicle drifted into the eastbound lane and struck an eastbound sedan and then an eastbound SUV. One of the involved parties called 911 and responding paramedics confirmed the decedent's death.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - Oceanside
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2019-02859
Name SPITSNAUGLE, Matthew Paul
City of Residence Chula Vista
State of Residence California
DOB 05/01/1979
Gender Male
Place of Death Street, 1200 Harbor Drive, National City, California, 91950, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 1200 Harbor Drive, National City, California, 91950, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 11/06/2019 2227
Date and time of Injury 11/06/2019 2200
Summary The decedent was a 40-year old male. On the evening of 11/06/2019 the decedent was riding a motorcycle southbound on Harbor Drive in National City when for unknown reasons, he lost control of the motorcycle and rode it over a curb and onto the shoulder of the road and struck a utility pole. Emergency dispatch received the 911 call and paramedics responded and confirmed the death.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency National City Police
Next of kin notified Yes