Non Homicide Cases

Case Number 2018-00195
Name Next of kin not notified
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB
Gender Female
Place of Death Roadway, 2700 block of Champagne Boulevard, Escondido, California, 92026, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Roadway, 2700 block of Champagne Boulevard, Escondido, California, 92026, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/17/2018 1236
Date and time of Injury 01/17/2018 1236
Summary The decedent is a female in her 50's who on 1/17/2018 was driving a Lincoln Town car north on Champagne Boulevard. She entered the southbound lane in attempts to pass several vehicles when she collided with a southbound vehicle. The decedent was confirmed dead upon the arrival of fire personnel.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD
Contributing Conditions
Manner
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified No
Case Number 2018-00174
Name REED, Daniel Francis
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 01/12/1966
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street (intersection), 36th Street and El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California, 92104, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/15/2018 2158
Date and time of Injury 01/15/2018 1738
Summary
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00166
Name BERRY, Rhonda Fay
City of Residence National City
State of Residence California
DOB 04/25/1959
Gender Female
Place of Death Highway, S/B ISR 5, S. of SR 54, Chula Vista, California, 91910, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B ISR 5, S. of SR 54, Chula Vista, California, 91910, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/14/2018 2135
Date and time of Injury 01/14/2018 2117
Summary The decedent was a 58 year female who resided in National City. As per the preliminary California Highway investigation, on the night of 01/14/2017, the decedent was the unrestrained driver and solo occupant of a vehicle driving southbound in the numer one lane of ISR-5, just south of the SR-54. The decedent loss control of the vehicle and veered to the right across all lanes of traffic. The vehicle entered the right landscaped shoulder and struck a traffic light before coming to rest. CHP officers and paramedics were summoned to the scene. Upon their arrival, advanced cardiac life support measures were initiated, but when the decedent failed to respond, her death was pronounced at the scene.
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 2018-00157
Name BOORAM, Drew Edmund
City of Residence Temecula
State of Residence California
DOB 06/03/1979
Gender Male
Place of Death Home, yard (other's), 1826 Via Monserate, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Home, yard (other's), 1826 Via Monserate, Fallbrook, California, 92028, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/13/2018 1949
Date and time of Injury 01/13/2018 1926
Summary The decedent was a 38 year-old male who resided in Temecula, California. On the evening of 01/13/2018, the decedent was the driver of a 2013 BMW. He and a friend were traveling westbound on Via Monserate in the community of Fallbrook at approximately 30 to 40 miles per hour. For unknown reasons the decedent went upon the curb and lost control and collided with a wooden and wire fence. The owners of the home went outside and saw the damage and immediately placed a 9-1-1 call. Upon arrival of paramedics, the decedent was pulseless and apneic and advanced cardiac life support measures were initiated. Despite lifesaving efforts he failed to respond and his death was pronounced at 1949 hours.
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 2018-00117
Name Next of kin not notified
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 09/24/1956
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 3946 San Lorenzo Court, Oceanside, California, 92058, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 150 block N El Camino Real, Encinitas, California, 92024, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/09/2018 1907
Date and time of Injury 01/09/2018 1836
Summary The decedent was a 61 year old white male. According to preliminary investigation, on 01/09/2018, the decedent was crossing the 150 block of North El Camino Real when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the number one lane. A 911 call was placed and paramedics were dispatched. The decedent was unconscious and was found to have sinus rhythm. Paramedics transported the decedent to the emergency room at Scripps Memorial Hospital where despite resuscitative efforts, his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force head trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff
Next of kin notified No
Case Number 2018-00108
Name WEBB, Maria C
City of Residence Chula Vista
State of Residence California
DOB 04/04/1973
Gender Female
Place of Death Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Intersection, Otay Lakes Road at Hunte Parkway, Chula Vista, California, 91915, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/09/2018 0142
Date and time of Injury 01/09/2018 0034
Summary The decedent was a 44 year old female who resided in Chula Vista. On the morning of 01/09/18, the decedent was the driver and sole occupant of an SUV traveling southbound on Hunte Parkway in Chula Vista. At that time, a U. S. Border Patrol vehicle was traveling eastbound on Otay Lakes Road. As both vehicles entered the intersection, they collided and came to rest on the easement in the southeast corner of the intersection. Paramedics arrived to find the decedent in the driver seat of her overturned vehicle. She was noted to be pulseless and apneic and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) was initiated as she was transported to the emergency room (ER). Upon arrival to the ER, ACLS was continued and despite an aggressive resuscitative effort, her death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency Chula Vista Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00091
Name TOMPKINS, Pauline Alvina
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 05/15/1939
Gender Female
Place of Death Street, 3200 block of University Avenue, San Diego, California, 92104, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 3200 block of University Avenue, San Diego, California, 92104, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/06/2018 2046
Date and time of Injury 01/06/2018 2026
Summary The decedent was a 78 year old White female who lived in San Diego. As per the preliminary San Diego Polcie Investigation, on the evening of 01/06/18, the decedent was crossing the eastbound lanes of University Avenue in San Diego. At that time, a vehicle traveling eastbound in the number one lane struck the decedent as crossed the lane. Multiple witnesses called 9-1-1 and officers along with paramedics responded to the scene. Upon arrival at the scene, paramedics found the decedent lying on the street pulseless and apneic and advanced cardiac life support was initiated. Despite aggressive resuscitative efforts, her death was pronounced via radio contact with a local hospital.
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 2018-00080
Name CLARKE, Henry
City of Residence Temecula
State of Residence California
DOB 09/19/1973
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, intersection , SR 76 at Magee Road, Pala, California, 92059, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, intersection, SR 76 at Magee Road, Pala, California, 92059, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/05/2018 1635
Date and time of Injury 1/5/2018 1636
Summary The decedent was a 44-year-old male who resided in Escondido. As per the preliminary California Highway Patrol investigaton, On the afternoon of 1/5/2018, the decedent was the driver and sole occupant of a vehicle traveling westbound on State Route 76. For unknown reasons, the decedent's vehicle veered into the eastbound lane into oncoming traffic and collided with a semi-trailer. 911 was called and upon first responders' arrival, death was confirmed without medical intervention due to obvious fatal trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00076
Name SEARFUS, Stanley
City of Residence Coronado
State of Residence California
DOB 04/23/1961
Gender Male
Place of Death San Diego Lifeguard Service, 2581 Quivira Court, San Diego, California, 92109, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Pacific Ocean, 3900 blk of Loma Land Drive, San Diego, California, 92106, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/05/2018 0721
Date and time of Injury 1/5/2018 Unk
Summary The decedent was a White male who resided in Coronado. On the early morning of 1/5/2018, the decedent was surfing with a friend at Sunset Cliffs Beach in Point Loma. His friend lost track of him after catching a wave and searched for him. He located the decedent's surfboard floating by the shore, but was unable to locate the decedent. He paddled back to shore and placed a call to 911. A Lifeguard boat was used and lifeguards located him floating unresponsive in the ocean. Lifeguards pulled him onto the boat and initiated resuscitation as they transported him to the dock at the Lifeguard Headquarters. Paramedics arrived and took over resuscitation and pronounced death via radio contact with a physician at a local hospital.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Drowning
Contributing Conditions Atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00068
Name NORIEGA-HUERTA, Gregorio
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 05/25/1923
Gender Male
Place of Death UCSD Medical Center, 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 3rd Avenue at Anita Street, Chula Vista, California, 91911, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/04/2018 2210
Date and time of Injury 01/04/2018 1905
Summary The decedent was a 93 year old male who resided with family in a home in the city of Chula Vista. On the evening of 01/04/17, he was walking across the street in the area of Third Avenue and Anita Street when he was struck by a passing vehicle. 9-1-1 was called and the driver of the vehicle left the scene. When first responders arrived, he was transported to UCSD Medical Center where he was diagnosed with a right femur fracture. While being further assessed, he began to vomit and became unresponsive. ACLS was administered however despite aggressive resuscitative efforts, his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions Hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00063
Name Next of kin not notified
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 07/27/1957
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, N/B ISR 5, S. of Coronado Avenue O/C, San Diego, California, 92154, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, N/B ISR 5, S. of Coronado Avenue, San Diego, California, 92154, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/04/2018 1726
Date and time of Injury 01/04/2018 1726
Summary The decedent was a 60-year old male who lived in San Diego. On 01/04/18, the decedent was crossing northbound ISR 5 south of Coronado Avenue. He was struck by a vehicle traveling at freeway speeds in the Number One lane. The decedent traveled over the hood of the vehicle and came to rest in the Number One lane. He struck his head on the ground coming to rest in the center divide. The driver stopped and called 9-1-1. Responding paramedics confirmed death without medical intervention due to signs of trauma to the head and lower extremities.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - San Diego
Next of kin notified No
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 Pending Investigation
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00052
Name Next of kin not notified
City of Residence Warner Springs
State of Residence California
DOB 03/20/1958
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, 38987 SR 79, Warner Springs, California, 92086, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, 38987 SR 79, Warner Springs, California, 92086, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/03/2018 1937
Date and time of Injury 1/03/18 1920
Summary The decedent was a 59-year-old male. On the evening of 01/03/18, the decedent was walking on the west side of SR 79 when he was struck by a truck traveling southbound. The truck stopped shortly after striking the decedent and a witness to the event contacted 9-1-1. Law enforcement and fire personnel arrived on scene and confirmed death without performing any medical intervention due to obvious blunt force trauma.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency California Highway Patrol
Next of kin notified No
Case Number 2018-00048
Name VARGAS, Phillip
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 11/07/1963
Gender Male
Place of Death 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, 1790 Water Street, San Diego, California, 92101, San Diego, USA
Place of injury 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, 1790 Water Street, San Diego, California, 92101, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/03/2018 1536
Date and time of Injury 1/3/2018 Unknown
Summary The decedent was a 54-year old male who resided in San Diego. On the the afternoon of 1/3/2018, the decedent was operating a forklift when he struck a cement pillar and fell out of the forklift. The forklift continue to move and the decedent was run over by the left rear wheel of the forklift. A coworker arrived to the building and found the decedent on the ground. 911 was called and paramedics arrived and initiated advanced cardiac life support measures. Despite efforts at resuscitation, his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force head and torso trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency District Attorney, San Diego Harbor Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00037
Name FELIX, Isaac
City of Residence Riverside
State of Residence California
DOB 01/28/1998
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, N/B ISR 15 at Miramar Road, San Diego, California, 92126, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, N/B ISR 15 at Miramar Road, San Diego, California, 92126, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/02/2018 2349
Date and time of Injury 01/02/2018 2347
Summary The decedent was a 19 year old male who resided in Riverside. As per the preliminary CHP investigation, on the late night of 01/02/2018, the decedent was one of three occupants in a Toyota Corolla traveling northbound on ISR 15, just north of the Miramar Road / Pomerado Road when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The collision caused the drivers of both vehicles to lose control and the decedent's vehicle ended up disabled in the number 1 lane of traffic. Moments later, a passing SUV that was traveling in the number one lane struck the decedent's disabled vehicle. One of the three occupants of the decedent's vehicle was removed by passersby and 911 was called. First responders arrived and after putting the vehicle fire out, the decedent and another person were discovered inside. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force and thermal injuries and inhalation of products of combustion
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - San Diego, CHP - San Diego
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2018-00036
Name DOMINGUEZ, Jesus David
City of Residence Riverside
State of Residence California
DOB 10/27/1984
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway, N/B ISR 15 at Miramar Road, San Diego, California, 92126, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, N/B ISR 15 at Miramar Road, San Diego, California, 92126, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 01/02/2018 2349
Date and time of Injury 01/02/2018 2347
Summary The decedent was a Hispanic male. He was the driver, and one of three occupants, of a white 2015 Toyota Corolla. As per the preliminary CHP investigation, on the late night of 01/02/2018, the Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on ISR 15, just north of the Miramar Road / Pomerado Road when it was struck by another vehicle. The collision caused the drivers of both vehicles to lose control and the decedent's vehicle ended up disabled in the number 1 lane of traffic. Moments later, a passing SUV that was traveling in the number one lane struck the decedent's disabled vehicle. One of the three occupants of the decedent's vehicle was removed by passersby and 911 was called. First responders arrived and after putting the vehicle fire out, the decedent and another person were discovered inside. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Thermal injuries and inhalation of products of combustion
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - San Diego
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2017-03135
Name CAROLAN, Colleen
City of Residence Carlsbad
State of Residence California
DOB 06/22/1962
Gender Female
Place of Death Street, 7349 Alicante Road, Carlsbad, California, 92010, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 7349 Alicante Road, Carlsbad, California, 92010, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/30/2017 1138
Date and time of Injury 12/29/2017 Unknown
Summary The decedent was a 55 year old female who resided in Carlsbad. As per the preliminary Carlsbad Police investigation, on 12/30/2017, the decedent was pulling out of the driveway to the apartment complex when a vehicle driving southbound on Alicante Road struck her vehicle. A witness called 9-1-1 and Carlsbad Fire and Police Departments were dispatched. Paramedics arrived and extricated the decedent and initiated advanced cardiovascular life support. Despite aggressive resuscitative efforts, the decedent's death was pronounced on scene.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force head, neck, and torso trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency Carlsbad Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2017-03128
Name Next of kin not notified
City of Residence Chula Vista
State of Residence California
DOB 10/12/1956
Gender Female
Place of Death UCSD Medical Center, 200 W. Arbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 700 block of F Street, Chula Vista, California, 91910, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/29/2017 1849
Date and time of Injury 12/29/2017 1807
Summary The decedent was a 61 year old female who resided in the city of Chula Vista. As per preliminary Chula Vista Police investigation, on the evening of 12/29/17, the decedent was crossing the street when a westbound vehicle struck her, forcing her under the vehicle. 9-1-1 was called and when first responders arrived they were able to remove her and found her with no pulse or respirations. She was then transported to the UCSD Medical Center where her death was pronounced shortly after arrival.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Multiple blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified No
Case Number 2017-03125
Name CARMELI, Adam
City of Residence
State of Residence California
DOB 10/02/1988
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Mercy Hospital, 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, California, 92103, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 19th Street & Broadway, San Diego, California, 92102, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/30/2017 1407
Date and time of Injury 12/30/2017 1321
Summary The decedent was a 29 year old, single White male who resided in LA County. On 12/30/2017, the decedent was driving his motorcycle westbound on Broadway in San Diego when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle that was turning from eastbound Broadway onto northbound 19th Street. 911 was called and the decedent was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force torso trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2017-03116
Name WICKERSHAM, Chris
City of Residence Escondido
State of Residence California
DOB 01/20/1964
Gender Male
Place of Death Sharp Memorial Hospital, 7901 Frost St, San Diego, California, 92123, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway onramp, W/B Citracado Parkway onramp to N/B ISR 15, Escondido, California, 92025, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/28/2017 2137
Date and time of Injury 12/28/2017 1810
Summary The decedent was 53 year old male who resided in Escondido. As per the preliminary CHP investigation, on the evening of 12/28/17, he was the helmeted rider of a motorcycle entering the northbound Interstate 15 travel lanes via the on-ramp from W. Citracado Parkway. While still in transition, the back of his motorcycle was struck by a faster moving sedan which ejected. 9-1-1 was called and he was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital in acute status, where his death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injuries of head and torso
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2017-03086
Name CORTEZ, Ruth G
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 10/10/1937
Gender Female
Place of Death Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 3946 San Lorenzo Court, Oceanside, California, 92058, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway , S/B ISR 5, N of Coast Highway, Oceanside, California, 92054, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/25/2017 2011
Date and time of Injury 12/25/17 1720
Summary The decedent was an 80-year-old female who resided in San Diego. As per the preliminary California Highway Patrol investigation, on the evening of 12/25/17, she was the front right passenger and one of three occupants in a vehicle traveling southbound on I-5 in the number four lane. Another vehicle was traveling southbound in the exit lane when the driver started to move back onto the freeway. The second vehicle struck barrels and a concrete barrier on the side of the road, became airborne and landed on the shoulder. The driver of the decedent's vehicle then rear-ended the second vehicle and both vehicles traveled out into the other lanes of traffic. The decedent's vehicle was then sideswiped by a third vehicle and came to rest in the number one lane. A 9-1-1 call was placed and witnessed pulled the decedent out of his vehicle and moved him to the left shoulder. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and on arrival death was confirmed without medical interventions due to the obvious fatal trauma.
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 2017-03085
Name SARSANIA , Boris
City of Residence Escondido
State of Residence California
DOB 06/07/1965
Gender
Place of Death Highway, S/B ISR 5, N of Coast Highway, Oceanside, California, 92054, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway, S/B ISR 5, N of Coast Highway, Oceanside, California, 92054, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/25/2017 1720
Date and time of Injury 12/25/2017 1720
Summary The decedent is a currently unidentified male. As per the preliminary California Highway Patrol investigation, on the evening of 12/25/17, he was the driver and sole occupant of a vehicle traveling southbound on I-5 just north of Coast Highway in Oceanside. He was traveling in the exit lane when for an unknown reason he moved to the left and struck an impact continuator on the west side of the freeway. His vehicle became airborne and landed on the west shoulder and another vehicle, traveling southbound in the number four lane, rear-ended the decedent's vehicle. Both vehicles traveled across all lanes and came to rest in the number one lane. The decedent's vehicle then caught fire. A 9-1-1 call was placed by witnesses. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and on arrival death was confirmed without medical interventions due to the obvious thermal injuries.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force and thermal injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency CHP - Oceanside
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2017-03084
Name CORTEZ, Jose Delos Reyes
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 03/19/1937
Gender Male
Place of Death Highway , S/B ISR 5, N of Coast Highway, Oceanside, California, 92054, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Highway , S/B ISR 5, N of Coast Highway, Oceanside, California, 92054, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/25/2017 1720
Date and time of Injury 12/25/2017 1720
Summary The decedent was an 80-year-old male who resided in San Diego. As per the preliminary California Highway Patrol investigation, on the evening of 12/25/17, the decedent was the rear right passenger and one of three occupants in a vehicle traveling southbound on ISR-5 in the number four lane. Another vehicle was traveling southbound in the exit lane when the driver started to move back onto the freeway. The second vehicle struck barrels and a concrete barrier on the side of the road, became airborne and landed on the shoulder. The driver of the decedent's vehicle then rear-ended the second vehicle and both vehicles traveled out into the other lanes of traffic. The decedent's vehicle was then sideswiped by a third vehicle and came to rest in the number one lane. A 9-1-1 call was placed and witnessed pulled the decedent out of his vehicle and moved him to the left shoulder. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and on arrival death was confirmed without medical interventions due to the obvious fatal trauma.
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 2017-03083
Name TATSEY, Zachari A
City of Residence Encinitas
State of Residence California
DOB 03/30/1983
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 3946 San Lorenzo Court, Oceanside, California, 92058, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, 2500 Block of South Coast Highway, Cardiff by the Sea, California, 92007, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/25/2017 1652
Date and time of Injury 12/21/2017 2221
Summary The decedent was a 34 year-old male who resided in Encinitas. Per San Diego Sheriff preliminary investigation, on 12/21/17, the decedent was attempting to cross eastbound on South Coast Highway in Encinitas. He was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on South Coast Highway. 9-1-1 was called. Responding paramedics initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation and transported him to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Emergency/Trauma Department. He was admitted with a poor prognosis and on 12/25/17 death was pronounced by hospital staff.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force head trauma
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2017-03072
Name HESSELBACH, Jack
City of Residence Encinitas
State of Residence California
DOB 01/03/1930
Gender Male
Place of Death Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, 3946 San Lorenzo Court, Oceanside, California, 92058, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Street, Intersection of Balour Drive and San Abella Drive, Encinitas, California, 92024, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/24/2017 1353
Date and time of Injury 12/23/2017 1804
Summary The decedent was an 87-year-old male who resided in Encinitas. On the evening of 12/23/17, he was walking eastbound across Balour Drive, in Encinitas in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a truck traveling northbound on Balour Drive. The decedent had the right of way and the truck left the scene. Witnesses called 9-1-1. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was then transported via ambulance to the hospital with resuscitative efforts in progress. He was diagnosed with multiple blunt force injuries and admitted to the hospital for further care. His condition failed to improve and death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Blunt force injuries
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Sheriff
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2017-02992
Name JOHNSON, Dennis
City of Residence San Diego
State of Residence California
DOB 11/30/1957
Gender Male
Place of Death Found, parking lot, 5348 University Avenue, San Diego, California, 92105, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Parking lot (donation bin), 5348 University Avenue, San Diego, California, 92105, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 12/15/2017 0713
Date and time of Injury 12/15/2017 Unk
Summary The decedent was a 60 year old African-American male of unknown marital status who was reportedly living a transient lifestyle in San Diego. On the morning of 12/15/2017, a maintenance worker was using a leaf blower through the parking lot when he found the decedent unresponsive and partially suspended by the upper portion of his chest from a clothing donation bin. 9-1-1 was called and San Diego Police Department and San Diego Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, police officers confirmed death without medical intervention due to rigidity.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Mechanical asphyxia due to: Compression of neck in clothing donation bin
Contributing Conditions Acute methamphetamine intoxication
Manner Accident
Investigating Agency San Diego Police
Next of kin notified Yes
Case Number 2017-02781
Name GOMES, Aijalon
City of Residence
State of Residence
DOB 06/19/1979
Gender Male
Place of Death Field, 5000 block Pacific Highway, San Diego, California, 92110, San Diego, USA
Place of injury Field, 5000 Block Pacific Highway, San Diego, California, 92110, San Diego, USA
Date and time of death 11/17/2017 2340
Date and time of Injury 11/18/2017 2336
Summary The decedent was a 38 year old Black male. On the evening of 11/17/2017, an individual driving on Pacific Highway near Sea World Drive observed what appeared to be a person on fire and called 9-1-1. San Diego Fire Department and San Diego Police Department officers responded to the scene and found the decedent with apparent thermal injuries and death was pronounced.
Cause of Death/Updated CoD Thermal injuries and inhalation of products of combustion
Contributing Conditions None
Manner Suicide
Investigating Agency San Diego Police
Next of kin notified Yes