BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (March 2, 2017) – Three people were killed in an accident on Panama Lane and Comanche Drive on Thursday night, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 11:54 p.m. at the intersection of East Panama Lane and South Comanche Drive. A pickup truck and a Mercedes sedan were involved in a collision for unknown reasons, causing the pickup truck to veer off the road and into a nearby sump, becoming submerged. The passenger car ended up overturned on its roof.
The driver of the pickup truck was pinned inside their vehicle, and two parties inside the sedan were also pinned inside. The two people inside the Mercedes were identified as 46 year old Teresa Chavolla and 37 year old Antonio Pantoja, and both were tragically pronounced dead. The driver of the pickup truck was identified as 32 year old Frankie Vega, who was also killed in the accident. The investigation is ongoing.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.