El Cajon Police cruiser
An El Cajon Police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Two people were injured Monday, one fatally, in a solo traffic crash in a residential neighborhood in eastern San Diego County, authorities reported.

The fatal wreck occurred shortly before 2 a.m., when a 37-year-old woman lost control of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado she was driving in the 1500 block of Greenfield Drive in El Cajon, according to police.

The truck veered off the roadway and crashed into a power pole and a brick wall, seriously injuring the motorist and a 45-year-old male passenger, Lt. Darrin Forster said.

Paramedics took them to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, where the man was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification.

The woman was expected to survive, Forster said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

City News Service contributed to this article.