GILROY -- A 44-year-old Watsonville man was killed Thursday night when his car crashed into a tree on the western outskirts of the city on Highway 152, police said.

Officers were called about 10:50 p.m. to the 2600 block of Hecker Pass Highway for reports of a car crash and found the aftermath of a collision between a black compact car and a tree, police said. The driver, who was not immediately identified, was gravely injured and died at the scene.

A cause for the crash is being determined by the Gilroy police Major Accident Investigation Team.

Anyone with information about the crash can contact Investigators Rene Arbizu at 408-846-0350, or leave a tip with We-Tip at 800-78-CRIME (27463).