UPDATE (Nov. 26, 2016): According to the California Highway Patrol around 2:20 a.m. officers were dispatched to Avenue 152 west of Road 176 for reports of a major injury traffic collision.
Officials said during the course of the investigation it was determined the female driver, 40, was driving a 2008 Toyota with an unrestrained 3 year old boy passenger traveling westbound on Avenue 152 just west of Road 176. For an unknown reason the driver allowed the Toyota to travel off of the south roadway edge of Avenue 152 and collided with a Southern California Edison power pole.
Upon the impact of the police, the juvenile passenger was ejected from the vehicle. The driver sustained fatal injuries. The boy was transported to an area hospital. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
The identity of the female driver will be released by the coroner's office at a later time.
California Highway Patrol says at least one person was killed in car crash early this morning in Porterville, just north of Kern County.
According to CHP, the car crashed just before 2:30 a.m. on Avenue 152 and Road 176, just north of Highway 190.
CHP says a child was ejected from the car.
This is a developing story, check back for more details.