Early morning fatal accident shuts down freeway

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HPD is investigating a fatal accident on 288 under the South MacGregor Way overpass.  Apparently a car was traveling north on 288 at an extremely high rate of speed when the driver lost control. The car veered into the grassy median and continued for over 100 feet and then slammed into a concrete barricade. The car then flipped over in the air and fell down to Brays Bayou Greenway Trail below the freeway and next to Brays Bayou.  The male driver died at the scene and a male passenger was transported with unknown injuries.  288 northbound is closed while HPD conducts the investigation.