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Case Number: 14-00928
Name: Next of kin not notified City of Residence: Fallbrook
DOB: 01/13/2000 Gender: Female
Place of Death: S. Mission Road, N. of Via Monserate, Fallbrook CA Place of injury: S. Mission Road, N. of Via Monserate, Fallbrook CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/17/2014 4:03:00 PM Date/Time injury: 04/17/2014 1603
Summary: The decedent was a 14-year-old Caucasian female who resided in Fallbrook. On the evening of 04/17/14, she was the front seat passenger of a vehicle traveling northbound on S. Mission Road. The driver apparently lost control and swerved into the southbound lane, colliding with a pickup truck. 9-1-1 was called and officers responded to the location along with fire personnel. Upon arrival, paramedics confirmed her death due to obvious blunt force trauma. The driver was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death:
Contributing Conditions:
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: Next of kin notified? No

Case Number: 14-00877
Name: Lynn Jill Nguyen City of Residence: Escondido
DOB: 02/18/1993 Gender: Female
Place of Death: W/B SR 78, W. of San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos CA Place of injury: W/B SR 78, W. of San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/13/2014 2:19:00 AM Date/Time injury: 4/13/2014 0217
Summary: The decedent was a single, 21-year-old, Vietnamese female who resided in Escondido. On 04/13/2014, she was the restrained driver and sole occupant of a silver Acura sedan that was traveling westbound on SR 78 when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle veered off the roadway, struck a tree, and rolled. Her death was pronounced by paramedics without medical intervention. An examination has not been performed.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Blunt impact injuries of head, neck, and torso
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - El Cajon Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00873
Name: Hilario Chairez-Gutierrez City of Residence: Chula Vista
DOB: 12/31/1924 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego CA Place of injury: 4000 block of Beyer Boulevard, San Ysidro CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/12/2014 5:23:00 PM Date/Time injury: 04/12/2014 1637
Summary: The decedent was an 89 year old male who resided with family in a home in the city of Chula Vista. On 04/12/14, he was a pedestrian walking in an unmarked section in the 4000 block of Beyer Blvd in south San Diego. While in the travel lanes, he was struck by a northbound vehicle which fled the scene. Paramedics transported him to the hospital where his death was pronounced shortly after arrival. An examination has not been scheduled.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: San Diego Police Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00866
Name: Egon Karl Vanderlee City of Residence: El Cajon
DOB: 04/04/1962 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 4077 Fifth Avenue, San Diego CA Place of injury: W/B SR 94 transition to S/B ISR 15, San Diego CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/11/2014 5:57:00 PM Date/Time injury: 04/11/14 1735
Summary: The decedent was a divorced, 52 year old, White male who resided in El Cajon. On 04/11/14, he was the helmeted driver of a motorcycle that collided with a pick-up truck which had been involved in an earlier collision. Paramedics pronounced his death en route to the hospital.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - San Diego Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00863
Name: Next of kin not notified City of Residence: Ramona
DOB: 05/25/1984 Gender: Male
Place of Death: N/B SR 79, N. of K Q Ranch Road, Julian CA Place of injury: N/B SR 79, N. of K Q Ranch Road, Julian CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/11/2014 2:55:00 PM Date/Time injury: 04/11/14 1455
Summary: The decedent was a 29 year old active duty sailor who resided in Ramona. On 04/11/14, he was the sole operator of a motorcycle traveling northbound through the city of Julian. While maneuvering into a right hand curve, his bike entered the southbound lanes and he collided head on with an SUV. Responding paramedics confirmed his death without medical intervention. Please contact the appropriate military agency for release of identification.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Blunt force injuries of the head
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - El Cajon Next of kin notified? No

Case Number: 14-00849
Name: Louis Bernath City of Residence: La Mesa
DOB: 12/31/1921 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 7901 Frost Street, San Diego CA Place of injury: 8010 Parkway Drive, La Mesa CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/10/2014 3:00:00 PM Date/Time injury: 04/01/2014 1236
Summary: The decedent was a 92 year old widowed White male who resided in La Mesa. On 04/01/2014, the decedent was out on a walk when he was struck by a vehicle. He was transported to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a head injury. He was given a poor prognosis and placed on comfort care. He was pronounced dead on 4/10/2014. An examination has not been scheduled.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Multisystem blunt force injuries due to:
Contributing Conditions:
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: La Mesa Police Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00843
Name: Zhiyuan Jiang City of Residence:
DOB: 10/03/1991 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 200 block of Las Posas Road, San Marcos CA Place of injury: 200 block of Las Posas Road, San Marcos CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/10/2014 9:47:00 AM Date/Time injury: 04/10/2014 0934
Summary: The decedent was a 22 year old Chinese male of unconfirmed residency. On 4/10/2014, he was an unhelmeted bicyclist traveling northbound on the sidewalk of Las Posas Road at Grand Avenue. He reportedly entered the intersection against a red light and was struck by a cement truck turning right onto Grand Avenue from Las Posas Road. Bystander CPR was initiated and continued by responding paramedics. Death was pronounced at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Blunt force chest trauma
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00841
Name: Joel Howard Justin City of Residence: San Diego
DOB: 04/10/1971 Gender: Male
Place of Death: N/B ISR 5 N. of India Street on ramp, San Diego CA Place of injury: N/B ISR 5 N. of Inda Street, on-ramp, San Diego CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/10/2014 12:47:00 AM Date/Time injury: 04/10/2014 0047
Summary: The decedent was a 43 year old male who resided in Pacific Beach. On 04/10/14, he was the helmeted driver of a Suzuki motorcycle traveling northbound on ISR 5 when he lost control and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was struck by at least two other vehicles and came to rest several feet from the initial point of the incident. 9-1-1 calls were placed and responding emergency personnel confirmed the death upon arrival without intervention due to the obvious trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - San Diego Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00798
Name: Cameron Michael Mason City of Residence: San Diego
DOB: 12/24/1988 Gender: Male
Place of Death: E/B ISR 8, W. of Hotel Circle, San Diego CA Place of injury: E/B ISR 8, W. of Hotel Circle, San Diego CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/6/2014 1:52:00 AM Date/Time injury: 4/6/2014 0140
Summary: The decedent was a single, 25-year-old, Caucasian male who resided in San Diego. On the early morning of 04/06/2014, he was one of four passengers in a Ford Explorer that was traveling eastbound on ISR 8 when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled multiple times and the decedent was ejected onto the highway. A 911 call was placed and when paramedics arrived, the decedent's death was pronounced at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Blunt force injury of head
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - San Diego Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00794
Name: Christopher Ray Austin City of Residence: Escondido
DOB: 08/07/1986 Gender: Male
Place of Death: W/B SR 76, W. of S. Grade Road , Santa Ysabel CA Place of injury: W/B SR 76, W. of S. Grade Road, Santa Ysabel CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/5/2014 5:35:00 PM Date/Time injury: 04/05/2014 Unk
Summary: The decedent was a 27 year old Male resident of Escondido. On the afternoon of 04/05/14, he was the helmeted driver of a motorcycle traveling westbound through Santa Ysabel. Although un-witnessed, evidence suggested while navigating through a curve, his motorcycle came in contact with the soft shoulder causing him to lose control and to be ejected from the vehicle. When discovered, he was found with obvious fatal trauma and his death was confirmed without medical intervention.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - Oceanside Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00792
Name: Robert E. Leard City of Residence:
DOB: 10/03/1977 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 100 block of 20th Street, Del Mar CA Place of injury: 100 block of 20th Street, Del Mar CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/5/2014 10:34:00 AM Date/Time injury: 04/05/2014 1012
Summary: The decedent was a married 36 year-old White male who resided with his wife in Cardiff. On the morning of 4/5/2014, surfers witnessed him roll off of his surfboard into the ocean. Another surfer pulled him from the water to the shore. Lifeguards and an off duty emergency room physician attempted resuscitation but to no avail and death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Pending
Contributing Conditions:
Manner: Pending
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00779
Name: Bryan Camacho City of Residence: Chula Vista
DOB: 07/23/1995 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa CA Place of injury: ,
Date/Time of Death: 4/3/2014 7:41:00 PM Date/Time injury:
Summary: The decedent was an 18 year-old male who resided in Chula Vista. On 04/03/14, he was at a park playing soccer when he complained that he was tired. He walked to the sideline, initially sat on a bench and then laid down. Moments later, he was found unresponsive. CPR was initiated and 9-1-1 was called. Responding paramedics found him pulseless and apneic and continued CPR. He was transported to a nearby hospital where medical intervention took place. Despite aggressive resuscitative efforts death was pronounced at 1941 hours by hospital staff.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Pending
Contributing Conditions:
Manner: Pending
Investigating Agency: Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00777
Name: Scott Benjamin Dussell City of Residence: Lakeside
DOB: 04/27/1982 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 12564 Lakeshore Drive, Lakeside CA Place of injury: 12564 Lakeshore Drive, Lakeside CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/3/2014 2:00:00 PM Date/Time injury: 04/03/2014 Unk
Summary: The decedent was a 31-year-old divorced Caucasian male who resided in an apartment in Lakeside. On 04/03/14, teenagers found the decedent sitting on the ground, slumped forward with a gun on his lap behind a business in Lakeside. 911 was called and deputies arrived and started CPR until arrival of fire personnel. Upon arrival, paramedics initiated advanced cardiac life support but to no avail and death was pronounced via radio with the local hospital. Upon further investigation, the decedent had a self-inflicted intraoral gunshot wound.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Intraoral gunshot wound
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Suicide
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00748
Name: Erik Scott Decker City of Residence: Chula Vista
DOB: 05/22/1980 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 9684 Snow View Drive, El Cajon CA Place of injury: 9684 Snow View Drive, El Cajon CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/30/2014 6:25:00 PM Date/Time injury: 03/30/2014 1800
Summary: The decedent was a single 33-year-old, White male who on 03/30/2014 was the unrestrained driver and sole-occupant of an off-road vehicle traveling in a residential area in unincorporated El Cajon. A neighbor discovered the off-road vehicle on its side with the decedent partially ejected. Paramedics and officers responded, and confirmed his death at the scene. An examination has not been scheduled.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Craniocerebral blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - San Diego Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00747
Name: Jordan Janway City of Residence: San Diego
DOB: 12/02/1986 Gender: Male
Place of Death: N 32 37 44 W 116 53 06, Jamul CA Place of injury: Mid-air above N 32 37 44 W 116 53 06, Jamul CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/30/2014 4:11:00 PM Date/Time injury: 3/30/2014 1611
Summary: The decedent was a divorced 27-year-old, Caucasian male who resided in San Diego. On 03/30/2014, he went skydiving with two other individuals. For unknown reasons, the decedent collided with one of the other jumpers during freefall. He failed to deploy his parachute and impacted the ground. Responding medical personnel confirmed his death at the scene. An examination has not been scheduled.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00736
Name: Richard Lee Dawson City of Residence: San Diego
DOB: 11/30/1965 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 1173 Front Street, San Diego CA Place of injury: ,
Date/Time of Death: 3/28/2014 11:24:00 PM Date/Time injury:
Summary: This case is being investigated by the San Diego Sheriff's Department. Please refer all your questions to the department.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Pending
Contributing Conditions:
Manner: Pending
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00735
Name: Rachel Anne Morrison City of Residence: Encinitas
DOB: 03/23/1987 Gender: Female
Place of Death: 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla CA Place of injury: Camino Del Mar at Coast Blvd, Del Mar CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/28/2014 10:58:00 PM Date/Time injury: 3/28/2014 2215
Summary: The decedent was a single, 27-year-old, Caucasian female. On the evening of 03/28/2014, she was a pedestrian walking eastbound across Camino Del Mar when she was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound at a high rate of speed. She was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. An examination has not been scheduled.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00731
Name: Samuel Mayo Rinaker Jr. City of Residence: La Jolla
DOB: 09/29/1922 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 6600 block of La Jolla Scenic Drive S. , La Jolla CA Place of injury: Soledad Mountain Road at La Jolla Scenic Drive S , La Jolla CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/28/2014 1:05:00 PM Date/Time injury: 03/28/2014 1305
Summary: The decedent was a 91 year old male who resided in La Jolla. On 03/28/14, he was the restrained front seat passenger in a silver Mercedes sedan heading northbound on La Jolla Scenic Drive South. At some point, the vehicle hit the curb, struck a vehicle, and then struck a pole. Responding paramedics confirmed the death upon arrival. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Blunt force injury of torso
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: San Diego Police Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00694
Name: William Anthony Dibernardo City of Residence: Lakeside
DOB: 09/14/1979 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 12425 Rockcrest Road, Lakeside CA Place of injury: 12425 Rockcrest Road, Lakeside CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/23/2014 7:44:00 PM Date/Time injury: 03/23/2014 1944
Summary: The decedent was a 34-year-old male who resided with family in Lakeside. During the evening hours of 03/23/2014, he was the unrestrained driver of a Ford Explorer traveling westbound in a residential area of Lakeside. For unknown reasons, the decedent lost control of the vehicle, exiting the roadway, overturning and striking a parked vehicle. 9-1-1 was called, and police and paramedics were dispatched to the location where death was confirmed without medical intervention.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Blunt force injuries of the head and neck
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - San Diego Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00685
Name: Alan Phillips City of Residence: Carlsbad
DOB: 01/14/1959 Gender: Male
Place of Death: NB ISR 5 at E/B SR 78, transition ramp, Oceanside CA Place of injury: NB ISR 5 at E/B SR 78, transition ramp, Oceanside CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/22/2014 9:02:00 AM Date/Time injury: 3/22/2014 0902
Summary: The decedent was a 55 year old, married, White male who resided in Carlsbad. On 3/22/2014, the decedent was the driver and sole occupant of a Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling northbound on Interstate 5. For unknown reasons, the decedent failed to negotiate the transition ramp onto State Route 78, struck a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle onto the embankment. Responding paramedics pronounced his death at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: CHP - Oceanside Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00120
Name: Spencer Gerald Summers City of Residence: Vista
DOB: 06/27/1994 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 1300 block of Sycamore Avenue, Vista CA Place of injury: 1300 block of Sycamore Avenue, Vista CA
Date/Time of Death: 1/14/2014 1:53:00 AM Date/Time injury: 01/14/2014 Unk
Summary: The decedent was a single 19 year old male who resided in Vista. On 1/14/2014, he was the driver and sole occupant of a Chevy Camaro traveling north on Sycamore Avenue at a high rate of speed. The vehicle lost control, rolled, and struck a light post. It became engulfed in flames which were extinguished by responding fire personnel. The decedent was found in the vehicle and his death was confirmed.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Thermal and blunt force injuries due to: due to:
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Accident
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00879
Name: Martha Huffman City of Residence: Chula Vista
DOB: 7/23/1950 Gender: Female
Place of Death: 4647 Zion Avenue, San Diego CA Place of injury: 175 Twin Oaks Circle, Chula Vista CA
Date/Time of Death: 4/13/2014 5:50:00 AM Date/Time injury: 2/26/2014 Unk
Cause of Death: Blunt force head trauma
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Homicide
Investigating Agency: Chula Vista Police Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00661
Name: James Edward Zawislak City of Residence:
DOB: 4/21/1972 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 6200 Block Fairmount Avenue , San Diego CA Place of injury: 6200 Block Fairmount Avenue , San Diego CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/18/2014 6:28:00 PM Date/Time injury: 03/19/2014 unk
Cause of Death: Stab wound of the torso
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Homicide
Investigating Agency: San Diego Police Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00635
Name: Eufracio Enriquez City of Residence: El Cajon
DOB: 10/4/1975 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 1525 1/2 Wilson Road, El Cajon CA Place of injury: 1525 1/2 Wilson Road, El Cajon CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/16/2014 6:55:00 AM Date/Time injury: 3/16/2014 0625
Cause of Death: Penetrating gunshot wound of head
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Homicide
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes

Case Number: 14-00579
Name: Jock Gregory Martin City of Residence: Alpine
DOB: 7/26/1957 Gender: Male
Place of Death: 25 Browns Road Space 144, Alpine CA Place of injury: 25 Browns Road Space 144, Alpine CA
Date/Time of Death: 3/9/2014 4:13:00 PM Date/Time injury: 03/09/2014 1613
Cause of Death: Shotgun wounds of head and chest
Contributing Conditions: None
Manner: Homicide
Investigating Agency: San Diego Sheriff Next of kin notified? Yes