Speed may factor in deadly car accident at Braes Bayou

One occupant of an SUV was killed and another hurt when the SUV crashed into a concrete embankment early this morning. The SUV apparently left the southbound lanes of Highway 288 shortly after 2:00am and crashed through a concrete barrier and a guardrail.  Investigators report that the SUV went airborne and flew over a backhoe and Braes Bayou before smashing into the concrete embankment. One man was killed on impact and the other was transported to hospital. Given the distance the vehicle traveled before impact it appears very clear speed was a factor in the crash, and police are still determining if alcohol was involved.  Click2Houston’s full story, including pictures, is here.