Buttonwillow man was killed in crash last week

The man killed in a vehicle accident west of Buttonwillow last week has been identified by the Kern County Coroner as as Juan Vega, 38.

The California Highway Patrol said Vega, a Buttonwillow resident, was killed when his car, a Honda slid into the path of a GMC truck on Highway 58 just east of Lokern Road on Aug. 16.

The driver of the GMC was not seriously injured.