On Friday, November 4, 2016, a car crash in southwest Bakersfield ended fatally. The Kern County vehicle accident happened on Buena Vista Road, at 9:28 PM.
Robert Kalei Antone, 72, was driving on Buena Vista Road, south of Ming Avenue. The car was traveling north in the southbound lanes.
An officer in a patrol vehicle saw the car and activated its emergency lights. Antone drove forward and crashed into the driver’s side of the police cruiser.
The vehicle then continued north in the southbound lanes, drove onto the sidewalk, and crashed into a cinderblock wall.
Antone was pronounced dead at the scene. The Coroner’s officer reported that the victim died from ischemic heart disease.
While our condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim, we recognize that no monetary sum can ease the pain and loss felt after a tragedy such as this.
However, just monetary compensation can help ease the burden of medical bills, final expenses, and help support any dependents left behind by the deceased.