UPDATE: Woman Killed in Morning Crash in Redlands, ID'd by Coroner

The woman's vehicle struck a Suburban and some trees before it started to come apart, ejecting her, Redlands fire officials said.

Update 11:46 a.m. The coroner has identified the woman who died in a crash Friday morning on the 210 Freeway as Vanessa Ventresca, 32, of San Bernardino.

About 2:14 a.m. Jan. 18, Ventresca was driving a Chevrolet pickup on the 210 when "she sideswiped another vehicle causing her pick-up to deflect off the center median, leave the roadway and collide into a tree," coroner's personnel said in a statement.

Ventresca was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner and Redlands fire officials.

The California Highway Patrol was investigating.

Posted 9:26 a.m. A 32-year-old woman was killed this morning after her pick up truck collided with a Suburban and some trees with such force that she was ejected and her truck began to come apart, Redlands Fire Department officials said.

The crash was reported at 2:17 this morning on the westbound 210 Freeway just south of the Santa Ana Wash.

Fire officials said the victim’s late model Chevrolet pickup struck a Chevrolet Suburban. The truck also struck pepper trees along the freeway’s edge with such force that the bed of the truck came off the frame and landed 20 feet away, fire officials said.

The victim was thrown from the truck and landed on the bed of the truck, officials said. The driver of the Suburban was not injured. California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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Craig January 18, 2013 at 06:05 PM
What's going on with the driver's in Redlands???? STAY AWAY!
Veronica January 19, 2013 at 09:36 AM
This was my friend who was killed have some respect!.....R.I.P Vanessa you will be missed! So sad you were on your way home to your to little girls you left behind :'( My heart is broken </3
jj the jet plane January 19, 2013 at 07:21 PM
For her truck to get ripped in half she had to b going at least 100 mph, im curious to see the toxicology report
Sadie January 20, 2013 at 06:43 AM
That's my fucken cousin you stupid ass people . Don't worry about it does any one care she has kids? Fuck you ungrateful asswhole!!
jerryflores January 20, 2013 at 08:06 AM
Does anyone care she has kids? she obviously didn't. The toxicology report will be interesting. For the impact to have thrown out of the truck; she had to have been going pretty darn fast. Sadie, buy yourself a dictionary!
Sadie January 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM
All I'm gonna say is FUCK YOU! Go get a life and leave her alone and may she rest in peace it's funny cause your all so interested in her toxicology teport when your never gonna know, worry about your own screwed up life's!!!! Jerryflores you don't know her at all. She loved her kids you shouldn't say shit that'll get you hurt
hmart January 20, 2013 at 04:41 PM
Vanessa was my friend as well, and she was a good mom. Regardless of how fast she might have been going that really does not have anything to do with her children. Negative judgemental comments involving her children should not be brought into this conversation. Furthermore do people really have such pathetic lives that all they have time to do is cast judgement on others, it is not like any of us walk on water. My thoughts are with the family and her two little girls as they are the ones struggling with all of this. It would be nice if people took into consideration the fact that the family might read these comments and bashing her does not help the situation at all. Please find something more productive to do with your time.
annamae January 20, 2013 at 09:08 PM
My heart is broken for her family and friends! Love you Bret!! And the rest of the Ventresca family!!
Sunshine January 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM
This is truly a difficult time for her mother, daughter , her brothers, her children's father, her aunts, uncles, US as her Cousins, grandparents, and the many many many friends she leaves behind. So respect is appreciated! You people have no right to judge her or the situation , people act like savages with no heart! She was coming home from work, but you know what, we don't owe you an explanation Jerryflores! Rest in peace Vanessa, we love you so very much and miss you dearly already! It's so hard for Everyone right now but were taking it day by day. I can only imagine the pain will get worse when it comes time to lay you to rest! We miss and love you always!
Marlona January 21, 2013 at 12:43 AM
She was my best friend there is no one like her!! I cant even comment on that pathetic arrigant asshole comments, she was a beautiful mom and was loved by so many, may you rest in paradise Nay<3
Marlona January 21, 2013 at 12:44 AM
She was my best friend there is no one like her!! I cant even comment on that pathetic arrigant asshole comments, she was a beautiful mom and was loved by so many, may you rest in paradise Nay<3
Marlona January 21, 2013 at 12:45 AM
She was my best friend there is no one like her!! I cant even comment on that pathetic arrigant asshole comments, she was a beautiful mom and was loved by so many, may you rest in paradise Nay<3
Peace on earths January 21, 2013 at 04:19 AM
So sorry to all the Ventresca family. My prayers are with you all!!
BLESSED HEART January 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM
WOW!!! people can b really mean and ignorant on here..i dont know vanessa but regardless of how fast she was driving or whatever the situation may b SHE LOST HER LIFE.... have some respect... Being that im a mother it brings tears to my eyes to know she left behind lil 1's who will never get 2 c her again... My heart goes out to the family.. STAY STRONG...
Patrick McDonald January 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Mayhaps the dead woman had more class than her foul-mouthed, mental midget cousin. Otherwise, I'd have to say they both spent too much time in the shallow gene pool.
Sadie January 22, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Patrick Mcdonald You don't even make sence. At all. Keep your mouth shut thanks
Patrick McDonald January 22, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Hmart said: "Do people really have such pathetic lives that all they have time to do is cast judgement on others?" As a Paramedic who has responded to more than 5,200 car crashes, I've got news for you: what happens om public streets is EVERYBODY'S business." And people have every right to be outraged when it comes to reckless driving. The innocent driver of the other car could have been just as dead as the reckless driver is. When you drive on public streets, your number one job in life is to not injure yourself or anybody else. It ain't rocket science.
Sadie January 22, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Oh so now your a paramedic? No one cares. No it's not people business to say stuff they don't know, yeah but guess what the other innocent driver lived my cousin died. So stop passing your judgement on someone you don't even know. Thanks let our cousin rest in peace..
Kim January 23, 2013 at 02:48 AM
I knew Vanessa she was a beautiful person always smiling and making jokes!! I don't understand how anyone can talk about someone who's no longer here!! Show some class and respect. Vanessa I would just like to say thank you for being you thank you for all the laughs and good times. Working with you was a enjoyment can make a bad night a good one just by joking around with you!! Not everyone had a gift like that you will be missed by so many people. R.I.P Vanessa!!
Nicole Mayre Schuman January 23, 2013 at 05:14 AM
my heart goes out to you all nessa will be missed and my prayers go out to the girls and mario
Gilbert Vargas January 23, 2013 at 09:09 AM
It's obvious people or leaving more great and loving comments about OUR FAMILY/FRIEND VANESSA. WE ALL LOVE VANESSA!! SHE'S AN AMAZING WOMAN!!! NO ONE CAN EVER TAKE THAT FROM HER. An together we'll get thru this difficult time because WE'RE ALL STRONG FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! As for all the negative comments your not worth my time to say anything about u. REST IN PARADISE VANESSA "NAY" VENTRESCA I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU BABY!!!
mario moreno January 28, 2013 at 05:38 AM
I will miss u nay u were always there for me u will always be in my heart no matter how things were u always had a big smile ill miss u so much
John February 01, 2013 at 01:16 AM
John February 01, 2013 at 01:23 AM
You know what man none of the nonsense you all are saying has anything to do w/ what happened. Only God knows the reason as to why or how. She could've been asleep at the wheel. That's a common mistake anyone of us could make. Don't matter if you come from a rental, and wear thrift store clothing, or or you have a silver spoon stuck up your ass w/ a starched white collar own your home and drive your fancy Sabb, or whatever car you paid too much for. Jerk.
John February 01, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Apparently you do.


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