Man's body found near wreckage on Highway 288

Officers were called out to the fatal accident on the South Freeway around near Reed 11:30pm.

December 10, 2010 11:39:43 AM PST
Police are investigating a deadly accident on the south side. Officers were called to the scene on the South Freeway near Reed around 11:30pm. When they showed up, they found a man's body near the wreckage. Witnesses say two other men were at the scene, but left before authorities arrived.

Police say the 48-year-old victim was driving a tan Chevrolet pickup truck southbound on the South Freeway service road when he failed to stay in a single lane. The Chevrolet then drove on uneven grass and rolled over. The driver was ejected and died at the scene.

His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The investigation is continuing.