PEARLAND, TX --What Pearland police initially thought was a hit and run turned out to be a deadly accident. It happened on Highway 288 near McHard around midnight. Officers arrived and found a vehicle in the center grass median, after spinning out. Then officers discovered a second set of tracks which they followed into wooded area just off the freeway. That's where they discovered a pickup truck. Inside the truck was the body of a 61-year-old man. Pearland police continue their investigation. The northbound lanes of 288 were closed for a couple hours, but were back open for the majority of the morning rush hour.