A driver was killed Monday in a solo-vehicle rollover crash near an intersection in the Granite Hills neighborhood east of El Cajon. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A 46-year-old Santee resident was killed Monday when he crashed a pickup truck off a winding rural road in a hilly neighborhood just east of El Cajon.

The man lost control of the 2016 Dodge Ram while heading east at high speed on La Cresta Road in the Granite Hills area shortly before 9 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The vehicle veered off the south side of the street just east of Forester Creek Road and became airborne, then tumbled down an embankment and hit a large boulder, said CHP public affairs Officer Travis Garrow.

The motorist died at the scene of the accident. His name was withheld pending family notification.

It was not immediately clear if intoxication played a role in the fatal crash, Garrow said.

Updated at 3:51 p.m. Jan. 27, 2020

— City News Service