A 45-year-old man was fatally injured when his pickup truck veered off a Riverside street and plowed into a tree, authorities said Monday.

The fatality happened shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday on Jurupa Avenue, just east of Magnolia Avenue, according to the Riverside Police Department.

Sgt. Ryan Wilson said the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was going west on Jurupa when “he lost control” and ran into the tree alongside the roadway.

Paramedics reached the location within a few minutes and found the man in grave condition. He was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died a short time later, according to Wilson.

An autopsy was pending to determine if alcohol or drugs may have been factors in the crash.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the police at 951-826-8724.

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