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* Update 04-18-2014 Additional Information
Coroner's File #: 2014-03824
Last Name: Truong Gender: Female
First Name: Kimchi * Age: 24 Years
City of Residence: Oakland, CA Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/17/2014 Time of Death: 1425 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/12/2014 Time of Injury: Unknown Hours
Location of Death: Desert Regional Medical Center 1150 N. Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
* Location of Injury: Event Area, 81800 Avenue 51 Indio, Ca 92201
* Agency Investigating: Indio Police Department
* Investigation #: 2014-03824
* Comments: Truong collapsed while attending the Coachella Music Festival.  She was taken to JFK Hospital in Indio by ambulance on 04/13/2014, and then transferred to Desert Regional Medical Center.  Troung remained at Desert Regional Medical Center receiving medical care until she was pronounced dead on 04/17/2014.  An autopsy and toxicology test are being performed as part of the Coroner’s investigation.  Those results can take approximately 6 weeks to evaluate and the official cause of death will not be known until that time. 
Coroner's File #: 2014-03822
Last Name: Loera Gender: Male
First Name: Efrain Age: 47 Years
City of Residence: San Bernardino Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/17/2014 Time of Death: 1204 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/17/2014 Time of Injury: 1151 Hours
Location of Death: Construction site 1739 Duncan Way, Corona CA
Location of Injury: Construction site 1739 Duncan Way, Corona CA
Agency Investigating: Corona Police Department
Investigation #: 14-4518
Comments: Ran over by a tractor while at work.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03813
Last Name: Morales Gender: Female
First Name: Maria Rutilo Age: 60 Years
City of Residence: Perris Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/17/2014 Time of Death: 0831 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/17/2014 Time of Injury: 0740 Hours
Location of Death: Riverside Community Hospital-ER
Location of Injury: Roadway Alessandro Blvd approx 150ft w/o Mission Grove Parkway, Riverside, CA 92506
Agency Investigating: Riverside Police Dept.
Investigation #: P14-056334
Comments: Pedestrian struck by SUV
Coroner's File #: 2014-03802
Last Name: Cendejas Lopez Gender: Male
First Name: Salvador Age: 21 Years
City of Residence: Nuevo Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/16/14 Time of Death: 2035 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/16/14 Time of Injury: 2020 Hours
Location of Death: A Residence, 22000 Block of Porter Street, Nuevo 92567
Location of Injury: A Residence, 22000 Block of Porter Street, Nuevo 92567
Agency Investigating: Riverside County Sheriff Central Homicide Unit
Investigation #: PC14106058
Comments: Victim of homicide. For further details, refer to Central Homicide Unit.
* Update 04-17-2014 Decedent Identified
* Coroner's File #: 2014-03796
* Last Name: Hidalgo Gender: Male
* First Name: Jairo * Age: 44 Years
* City of Residence: Hemet, CA * Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/16/2014 Time of Death: 1652 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/16/2014 Time of Injury: 1535 Hours
Location of Death: Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Moreno Valley 27300 Iris Avenue Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Location of Injury: Lake Perris 17801 Lake Perris Drive Perris, CA 92571
Agency Investigating: California State Parks
Investigation #: 214017126
Comments: Found submerged in lake water; no suspicious circumstances. Investigation on-going.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03753
Last Name: Matthews Gender: Female
First Name: Angela Age: 25 Years
City of Residence: Twentynine Palms, Ca Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/15/2014 Time of Death: 1447 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/13/2014 Time of Injury: 1847 Hours
Location of Death: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location of Injury: Eastbound State Highway 62, approx. 100FT W/O Arizona Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA
Agency Investigating: California Highway Patrol Morongo Station
Investigation #: Log# BS300
Comments: Restrained front passenger of sedan that collided head on with another sedan. Not ejected.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03727
Last Name: POLLOCK Gender: Male
First Name: David Age: 67 Years
City of Residence: Hemet, Ca. Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/14/2014 Time of Death: 1939 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/14/2014 Time of Injury: 1910 Hours
Location of Death: Roadway, Ortega Hwy, approximately 3 ½ miles east of Orange County Line
Location of Injury: Same as Death
Agency Investigating: California Highway Patrol-Temecula
Investigation #: Log #1024
Comments: Unrestrained driver of sedan that veered off roadway, lost control and rolled multiple times. Ejected.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03722
Last Name: Berumen-Zamarripa Gender: Male
First Name: Gilberto Age: 19 Years
City of Residence: Jurupa Valley, Ca. Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/14/2014 Time of Death: 1619 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/14/2014 Time of Injury: 1530 Hours
Location of Death: Off a bike path at a park approximately 0.3 miles north of Dexter Drive Riverside, CA 92501
Location of Injury: Same as Death
Agency Investigating: Riverside Police Department
Investigation #: P14054789
Comments: Suicide in a public area. For further inquiries, please refer to Riverside Police Department.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03636
Last Name: Marcelo Gender: Male
First Name: Rogelio Age: 64 Years
City of Residence: Nuevo Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/11/2014 Time of Death: 2353 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/11/2014 Time of Injury: 2345 Hours
Location of Death: Dirt Shoulder in front of 20922 Hansen Avenue, Nuevo
Location of Injury: Dirt Shoulder in front of 20922 Hansen Avenue, Nuevo
Agency Investigating: California Highway Patrol – Riverside
Investigation #: Incident #1880
Comments: Pedestrian struck by sedan.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03601
Last Name: Pending identification and notification of next of kin Gender: Male
First Name: Age: Unknown
City of Residence: Unknown Next of Kin Notified: No
Date of Death: Found 04/11/2014 Time of Death: 0145 Hours
Date of Injury: Pending Investigation Time of Injury: - Hours
Location of Death: Open Desert, 5 miles east of Corn Springs Road and approx. 350 yards south of Interstate 10.
Location of Injury: Pending Investigation
Agency Investigating: Riverside County Sheriff Colorado River Station & Central Homicide Unit
Investigation #: A141010007
Comments: Adult male found deceased in open desert. For additional information regarding this incident contact investigating agency.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03598
Last Name: Withheld per Indio Police Gender: Male
First Name:   Age: 36 Years
City of Residence: Indio Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: Found 04/11/2014 Time of Death: 0112 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/--/2014 Time of Injury: Unknown Hours
Location of Death: 38000 block of Avenue 44, Indio, CA 92201
Location of Injury: 38000 block of Avenue 44, Indio, CA 92201
Agency Investigating: Indio Police Department
Investigation #: 1404I1631
Comments: Victim of homicide. For additional information, please contact Indio Police Department.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03571
Last Name: Perez Gender: Male
First Name: Julian Age: 52 Years
City of Residence: Riverside Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/10/2014 Time of Death: 0406 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/10/2014 Time of Injury: 0353 Hours
Location of Death: Dirt shoulder Eastbound 60 fwy approx. 1,500 ft east of Miliken Ave
Location of Injury: Highway Eastbound 60 fwy approx. 1,200 ft east of Miliken Ave.
Agency Investigating: California Highway Patrol – Riverside
Investigation #: Log #171
Comments: Driver of sedan that rear ended a big rig then was struck by a second big rig. Ejected
Coroner's File #: 2014-03509
Last Name: Pending notification Gender: Male
First Name:   Age: Adult
City of Residence: Moreno Valley Next of Kin Notified: No
Date of Death: 04/08/2014 Time of Death: 1442 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/08/2014 Time of Injury: 1428 Hours
Location of Death: Apartment complex 23000 block of Hemlock Ave. Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Location of Injury: Roadway 23000 block of Hemlock Ave. Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Agency Investigating: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept. Central Homicide Unit
Investigation #: MV14098256
Comments: Victim of homicide. Refer all inquiries to CHU
Coroner's File #: 2014-03419
Last Name: TAYLOR Gender: Male
First Name: Larry Dale Age: 48 Years
City of Residence: Atwater, CA Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/06/2014 Time of Death: 1859 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/06/2014 Time of Injury: 1837 Hours
Location of Death: Roadway Vista Del Norte, half mile west of Dillon Road, Coachella
Location of Injury: Same As Above
Agency Investigating: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Thermal Station
Investigation #: Y140960041
Comments: Bicyclist struck by a compact pickup truck. Helmet in use.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03414
Last Name: Pechac Gender: Male
First Name: Casey Age: 33 Years
City of Residence: Avondale, AZ Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/06/2014 Time of Death: 1735 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/06/2014 Time of Injury: 1705 Hours
Location of Death: Off Roadway; EB I-10 Fwy, approx 1 mi W/O Cottonwood Springs Rd, Indio
Location of Injury: Same as Death
Agency Investigating: CHP Indio
Investigation #: 040620141705963019325
Comments: Unrestrained passenger of sport utility vehicle that after tire failure, lost control, and rolled. Ejected.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03411
Last Name: Ledden Gender: Female
First Name: Barbara Age: 62 Years
City of Residence: Phoenix, AZ Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/06/2014 Time of Death: 1737 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/06/2014 Time of Injury: 1705 Hours
Location of Death: Off Roadway; EB I-10 Fwy, approx 1 mi W/O Cottonwood Springs Rd, Indio
Location of Injury: Same as Death
Agency Investigating: CHP Indio
Investigation #: 040620141705963019325
Comments: Restrained driver of sport utility vehicle that after tire failure, lost control, and rolled. Not ejected.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03408
Last Name: Buckton Gender: Male
First Name: Mark Age: 41 Years
City of Residence: San Diego Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/06/2014 Time of Death: 1748 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/06/2014 Time of Injury: 1730 Hours
Location of Death: Roadway, SR79 North of Stratton Road, Winchester
Location of Injury: Roadway, SR79 North of Stratton Road, Winchester
Agency Investigating: California Highway Patrol-San Gorgonio Pass
Investigation #: Log #IC-00390
Comments: Restrained driver of sedan that collided with another sedan. Not ejected.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03402
Last Name: Vanhoorebeke Jr. Gender: Male
First Name: Elmer Age: 27 Years
City of Residence: Twentynine Palms, Ca Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/06/2014 Time of Death: 1620 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/06/2014 Time of Injury: 1351 Hours
Location of Death: Desert Regional Medical Center; emergency room
Location of Injury: Park Blvd, approx 1.7 mi S/O National Park Entrance Kiosk, Joshua Tree
Agency Investigating: CHP Morongo
Investigation #: Log #163
Comments: Helmeted operator of motorcycle who collided head on with another motorcycle.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03393
Last Name: Estrada Gender: Male
First Name: Carlos Age: 50 Years
City of Residence: Thousand Palms, CA Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/06/2014 Time of Death: 1103 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/06/2014 Time of Injury: 0757 Hours
Location of Death: Inland Valley Medical Center
Location of Injury: Intersection of SR371 and Homestead Road, Anza CA 92539
Agency Investigating: California Highway Patrol
Investigation #: INC#040620140757163479685
Comments: Operator of a motorcycle that was struck from behind by a pickup truck.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03307
Last Name: Gutierrez Gender: Male
First Name: Miguel Age: 24 Years
City of Residence: Fontana, CA Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/04/2014 Time of Death: Found 0750 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/04/2014 Time of Injury: Unknown Hours
Location of Death: Roadway/Dirt Embankment Eastbound 60 Fwy approximately 944 ft. west of Van Buran Jurupa Valley, CA
Location of Injury: Roadway/Dirt Embankment Eastbound 60 Fwy approximately 944 ft. west of Van Buran Jurupa Valley, CA
Agency Investigating: California Highway Patrol-Riverside Station
Investigation #: Log #322
Comments: Pedestrian struck by unknown vehicle.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03253
Last Name: Capacchione Gender: Male
First Name: Damon Age: 38 Years
City of Residence: Desert Hot Springs Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/02/2014 Time of Death: 1853 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/02/2014 Time of Injury: 1820 Hours
Location of Death: Desert Regional Medical Center
Location of Injury: 12000 Block of Parma Dr., Desert Hot Springs
Agency Investigating: Desert Hot Springs Police Department
Investigation #: 1404D-0348
Comments: Shot during altercation. Refer to Desert Hot Springs Police Department; for details
Coroner's File #: 2014-03176
Last Name: Churchill Gender: Male
First Name: William Age: 39 Years
City of Residence: Perris, Ca. Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 03/31/2014 Time of Death: 2033 Hours
Date of Injury: 03/31/2014 Time of Injury: 2008 Hours
Location of Death: Dirt Field: Approximately 450 feet East of Case Road Perris, CA 92570
Location of Injury: Same as Death
Agency Investigating: Riverside Co Sheriff-Perris
Investigation #: PE140900129
Comments: Restrained driver of sedan traveling at a high rate of speed, ran a stop sign and drove into dirt field. Rolled several times. Not Ejected.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03168
Last Name: Rivera Gender: Male
First Name: Mark Age: 16 Years
City of Residence: Riverside Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/08/2014 Time of Death: 1251 Hours
Date of Injury: 03/28/2014 Time of Injury: 2015 Hours
Location of Death: Riverside Community Hospital
Location of Injury: Intersection of Van Buren Blvd., and Arlington Ave., Riverside
Agency Investigating: Riverside Police
Investigation #: P14045621
Comments: Pedestrian struck by SUV.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03162
Last Name: BARAJAS Gender: Male
First Name: ISAAC Age: 37 Years
City of Residence: CORONA Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 04/03/2014 Time of Death: 0728 Hours
Date of Injury: 04/03/2014 Time of Injury: 0723 Hours
Location of Death: Roadway in front of; 3865 RIVERVIEW DRIVE, JURUPA, 92509
Location of Injury: Roadway in front of; 3865 RIVERVIEW DRIVE, JURUPA, 92509
Agency Investigating: RIverside Sheriff - Jurupa Valley
Investigation #: JV140930013
Comments: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A CROSSOVER SUV.
Coroner's File #: 2014-03128
Last Name: Burman Gender: Female
First Name: Nidhi Age: 27 Years
City of Residence: Temecula Next of Kin Notified: Yes
Date of Death: 03/30/2014 Time of Death: 1320 Hours
Date of Injury: 03/30/2014 Time of Injury: 1240 Hours
Location of Death: Dirt Field
Location of Injury: Camino Del Norte approx 1/4 mile south of Ohana Circle, Lake Elsinore, 92532
Agency Investigating: CHP-San Diego
Investigation #: 033020141240968516884
Comments: Unrestrained passenger of a crossover SUV that lost control and rolled several times. Ejected.
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