CORONER IDENTIFIES VICTIMS IN FRIDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victims in the multi-vehicle crash that killed two people in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. Doreen Hollingsworth, 83, of Yucca Valley, and Duane Griffin, 83, of Morongo Valley, were traveling eastbound in a silver Toyota Corolla on Highway 62 near La Honda Way about

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PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY NIGHT IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the pedestrian killed in Twentynine Palms Sunday night. At 7:50 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call regarding a traffic collision on Baseline Rd just west of Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. Bruce Johnson, 48, of Yucca Valley, was walking

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

A pedestrian was killed Sunday evening after he was hit by a car in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner’s office, was walking westbound on Baseline Road, west of Utah Trail, about 7:50 p.m. Astrid Johnson, 69, of

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YUCCA VALLEY BICYCLIST STRUCK AND KILLED ALONG HIGHWAY 62

A Yucca Valley man riding a bicycle towing a trailer along State Route 62 in Yucca Valley was struck and killed yesterday. The county coroner says at 10:31 a.m., 911 calls were received regarding a vehicle versus bicyclist on the highway at Prescott Ave. David Rodriguez, 52, was injured and

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND DEAD IN JAIL CELL FRIDAY

A man who was arrested Friday afternoon for being under the influence of a controlled substance was found dead in his jail cell a few hours later. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Hi-Desert Medical Center about 11:35 a.m. for a report of a combative man.

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CORONER INVESTIGATION BODY FOUND IN A WASH NEAR THE HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The County Coroner is trying to determine the cause of death after the body of a man was found in Yucca Valley Monday evening. A resident had driven by the wash area in the 57500 block of State Route 62, just West of Rite-Aid in Yucca Valley Saturday, and saw

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TWO HIKERS FOUND DEAD AT AMBOY CRATER SATURDAY

Just five hours after a couple from Yorba Linda started hiking at Amboy Crater, and 2 ½ hours after the woman called for help, saying she and her husband had become separated and were without water, Sheriff’s deputies found them dead, about 100 yards apart. According to a Sheriff’s report,

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HOMICIDE SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF MAN FOUND IN PIONEERTOWN

A man was found dead Sunday morning inside a vehicle in Pioneertown, and Sheriff’s deputies suspect foul play. According to the Sheriff’s department, authorities were called about 9:10 a.m. to the area of Skyline Ranch Road and Pioneertown Road. Deputies found Charles Brown, 63, of Yucca Valley, dead inside a

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BODY FOUND SUNDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have limited information about a body that was found in Twentynine Palms Sunday morning. According to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthina Bachman, deputies were called to an area near the wash near Aztec Avenue and Buena Vista Drive at 6:37 a.m. The caller said a woman was dead and lividity was

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8-YEAR-OLD BOY DROWNS IN HOTEL POOL FRIDAY IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

An 8-year-old boy drowned in a Desert Hot Springs hotel swimming pool Friday evening. Issac Moore had gone to a pool party at the Vista Ventana Spa and Resort Friday in the 66500 block of 6th Street. Paramedics were called to the extended-stay hotel about 9:30 p.m. for an unresponsive

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN HOME FOLLOWING FIRE

The body of a Desert Hot Springs woman and her dogs were found in her home following a fire Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to the 9200 block of Calle De Vecinos about 8:30 a.m. As firefighters entered the home, they found the body of Jane Engel, 70, and her dogs.

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VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN TUESDAY’S FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The driver of the car that hit and killed a pedestrian in Yucca Valley yesterday never saw the victim until he was on his windshield, according to the Sheriff’s deputy who investigated the accident. Deputy Ryan Arthurton said Bruce Ball, 67, of Yucca Valley, was crossing Highway 62 near Barberry

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MAN KILLED WHILE CROSSING HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING

A man crossing the Highway in Yucca Valley was struck and killed by a motorist early this morning. The pedestrian was crossing State Route 62 at Barberry at about 5:15 am when he was hit in the number 1 lane by a westbound Toyota Corolla. The driver immediately pulled over

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MAN KILLED WHEN HIS MOTORCYCLE CRASHES INTO CAR IN YUCCA VALLEY

A motorcycle rider was killed in a high-speed crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bryce Sterling, 25, of Yucca Valley was traveling northbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 6 p.m. on his 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle in heavy traffic at speeds estimated between 80

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CORONER NAMES TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED IN ONTARIO MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The County Coroner has released the name of a Twentynine Palms man killed in an Ontario motorcycle crash. On July 11, at 12:50 a.m., officers with the Ontario Police Department and paramedics with the Ontario Fire Department responded to a collision involving a motorcycle and vehicle at the intersection of

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CORONER IDENTIFIES 3 KILLED IN 2 FATAL CRASHES WEDNESDAY

The County Coroner’s office has identified the three victims in two fatal collisions in the Morongo Basin Wednesday. At about 4:00 a.m., the CHP received a 911 call regarding a 3-vehicle collision on State Route 247, just north of Alderman Road in Landers. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving

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CHP RELEASES INFORMATION ON FIERY 3-CAR CRASH IN LANDERS THAT KILLED TWO

The California Highway Patrol released details about a fiery crash in Landers that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving a white 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-up truck, towing a 30-foot trailer, southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, at an unknown rate of speed. Just

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U-HAUL CRASHES INTO SEMI-TRUCK NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

One person was killed Wednesday morning when a U-Haul truck crashed into the rear of a semi-truck near Copper Mountain College. About 8:20 a.m., the U-Haul rear-ended the semi on Highway 62 at Rotary Way, with the front end of the U-Haul wedged under the semi. An occupant inside the

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TWO KILLED IN FIERY 3-VEHICLE CRASH IN LANDERS WEDNESDAY MORNING

The California Highway Patrol has released some details about a fiery crash in Landers that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving a white 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-up truck, towing a 30-foot trailer, southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, at an unknown rate of

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EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR MARINE WHO KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST, WIFE IN DUI CRASH

Mariah Natividad, a Twentynine Palms Marine who pleaded guilty in April to a DUI crash that killed a prominent Twentynine Palms dentist and his wife, was sentenced to eight years in state prison Wednesday. Natividad, 23, was a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in

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