Woman killed after crashing into power pole in Kings County

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The power is back on in Kings County for several homes near a fatal crash where a driver smashed into a pole Tuesday afternoon.

The power is back on in Kings County for several homes near a fatal crash where a driver smashed into a pole Tuesday afternoon.

The California Highway Patrol said a woman in her late twenties to early thirties was driving along Excelsior Avenue near Highway 43 before 1:00 p.m. The driver drifted off the road and smashed into a power pole-- knocking out electricity to nearby homes for hours.

Investigators said the woman died at the scene.

They don't believe drugs or alcohol played a role the crash.

She was the only person involved in the collision.

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