The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly early morning crash near Arvin.
Around 3:25 a.m. Sunday officers responded to the area of Rancho Drive, north of Herring Road for a crash.
Officers determined that a 57-year-old man who was driving a John Deere, tractor disc trailer combination was southbound on Rancho Drive, north of Herring Road at 17 miles per hour.
In a 2012 Toyota, a 27-year-old man from Arvin was driving with three passengers, two women and another man, was heading northbound on Rancho Drive, north of Herring Road, at an unknown speed.
For an undetermined reason, the front end of the tractor-trailer collided into the front end of the Toyota.
The tractor-trailer came to rest facing in a south easterly direction on the right shoulder of southbound Rancho Drive, north of Herring Road.
The Toyota came to a rest facing in a north westerly direction on the right shoulder of northbound Rancho Drive, north of Herring Road.
The 27-year-old man from Arvin died from his injuries as a result of the collision.
A 27-year-old man from Lamont was taken to the hospital with major injuries.
A 27-year-old woman from Lamont was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries and a 30-year-old man from Lamont was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.
The tractor driver was uninjured.
Officials are still trying to determine which vehicle was at fault for the collision.
At this time it is unknown is drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.
The name of the man who died will be released at a later time by the Kern County Coroner's Office.