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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03389-KI Female 07/25/2017 at 20:49 hours Dirt embankment next to bank parking lot, Newport Beach
Investigating AgencyNewport Beach Police Department # 17-06120 2049
Injury Date07/25/2017 at 20:49 hours
Injury LocationSan Miguel Drive and Pacific View Drive, Newport Beach
Injury DescriptionDriver of auto vs. fixed object
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03332-BB Jamie LOPEZ Female DOB: 05/24/1991 Santa Ana, CA 07/22/2017 at 02:21 hours Street, Irvine
Investigating AgencyIrvine Police Department # 17-10534
Injury Date07/22/2017 at Est. 02:21 hours
Injury LocationJamboree Road, north of Main Street, Irvine
Injury DescriptionDecedent was passenger of an auto vs fixed object (also 17-03331-BB)
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03331-BB Nancy ORTIZ Female DOB: 03/24/1991 Garden Grove, CA 07/22/2017 at 02:21 hours Street, Irvine
Investigating AgencyIrvine Police Department # 17-10534
Injury Date07/22/2017 at Est. 02:21 hours
Injury LocationJamboree Road, north of Main Street, Irvine
Injury DescriptionDecedent was passenger of a vehicle vs fixed object (also 17-03331-BB)
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03326-YA Female 07/22/2017 at 01:57 hours Orange County Global Medical Center, Santa Ana
Investigating AgencyOrange Police Department # 17-07-0779
Injury Date07/22/2017 at Est. 00:48 hours
Injury LocationRiverdale Avenue, east of N. Gayle Street, Orange
Injury DescriptionContact handling agency.
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03325-KU James SCHAFER JR Male DOB: 01/10/1954 Lake Elsinore, CA 07/21/2017 at 22:45 hours Orange County Global Medical Center, Santa Ana
Investigating AgencyCalifornia Highway Patrol/Santa Ana # Log 851
Injury Date07/21/2017 at Est. 21:48 hours
Injury LocationEastbound SR-91 west of S. Weir Canyon Road, Anaheim
Injury DescriptionOperator of motorcycle vs. auto and SUV
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03316-BB Ivonne FELIX-PEREZ Female DOB: 12/10/1966 Corona, CA 07/21/2017 at 07:33 hours Street, Santa Ana
Investigating AgencySanta Ana Police Department # 17-19784
Injury Date07/21/2017 at Est. 07:33 hours
Injury LocationE. Dyer Road and Orange Avenue, Santa Ana
Injury DescriptionDecedent was operator of a motorcycle vs truck
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03269-MM Jose Luis MENDOZA Male DOB: 11/08/1990 Lakewood, CA 07/18/2017 at 17:04 hours Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach
Investigating AgencyOrange County Sheriff # 17-027960
Injury Date07/18/2017 at 15:40 hours
Injury LocationQueen Elizabeth Channel, Huntington Beach
Injury DescriptionThe decedent was found in the ocean.
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03246-MR Aaron ORTEGA VAZQUEZ Male DOB: 10/28/1994 07/17/2017 at 02:46 hours Orange County Global Medical Center, Santa Ana
Investigating AgencyCalifornia Highway Patrol/Santa Ana # Log #35
Injury Date07/17/2017 at 01:59 hours
Injury LocationNorthbound SR-55 and Westbound SR-22 transition, Orange
Injury DescriptionDecedent was the passenger in an out of control truck.
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03245-MR Male 07/17/2017 at 01:59 hours Freeway, Orange
Investigating AgencyCalifornia Highway Patrol/Santa Ana # Log 35
Injury Date07/17/2017 at 01:59 hours
Injury LocationNorthbound SR-55 freeway and westbound SR-22 freeway transition, Orang
Injury DescriptionDecedent was the driver of an out of control pick up.
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03244-WI Amanda COATS Female DOB: 03/04/1980 Garden Grove, California 07/16/2017 at 19:20 hours Private residence, Seal Beach
Investigating AgencySeal Beach Police Department # 17-1614
Injury Date07/16/2017 at Est. 19:20 hours
Injury Location121 7th Street #12, Seal Beach
Injury DescriptionPlease contact the handling agency for any additional details.
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03243-WI Rick MOORE Male DOB: 10/17/1967 Seal Beach, CA 07/16/2017 at 19:20 hours Decedent's residence, Seal Beach
Investigating AgencySeal Beach Police Department # 17-1614
Injury Date07/16/2017 at Est. 19:20 hours
Injury Location121 7th Street #12, Seal Beach
Injury DescriptionPlease contact the handling agency for any additional details.
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03240-RR Jeff RUTKIN Male DOB: 04/22/1960 Trabuco Canyon, CA Fnd.07/16/2017 at 12:50 hours Decedent's residence, Trabuco Canyon
Investigating AgencyOrange County Sheriff # 17-027632
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Injury Location
Injury DescriptionInitial autopsy inconclusive; pending further investigation
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03239-RR Chuong NGUYEN Male DOB: 09/19/1984 Mission Viejo, CA 07/16/2017 at 08:45 hours Dirt trail, Mission Viejo
Investigating AgencyOrange County Sheriff # 17-027604
Injury Date07/16/2017 at 08:45 hours
Injury LocationUnderneath Crown Valley Parkway overpass, east of Jardines Street, Mis
Injury DescriptionDecedent appears to have jumped off a bridge.
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03220-YA Jose VASQUEZ-PEREZ Male DOB: 11/13/1975 Costa Mesa, CA 07/15/2017 at 01:09 hours Street, Newport Beach
Investigating AgencyNewport Beach Police Department # 17-5771
Injury Date07/15/2017 at Est. 01:19 hours
Injury LocationNorthbound Newport Blvd. south of Industrial Way, Newport Beach
Injury DescriptionBicyclist vs. auto
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Case Number Name Gender Age City of Residence Death Date Death Location
17-03208-YA Carey BRUCE Male DOB: 01/05/1981 San Diego, CA 07/14/2017 at 03:08 hours Freeway, Irvine
Investigating AgencyCalifornia Highway Patrol/Santa Ana # 170714OC000
Injury Date07/14/2017 at Est. 03:08 hours
Injury LocationSouthbound I-405 fwy. north of Irvine Center Drive, Irvine
Injury DescriptionDriver of SUV vs. fixed object, tree
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