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PEARLAND, Texas - The Pearland Police Department is investigating a major accident involving a large truck that left one person dead early Saturday morning on state Highway 288.

Police said that a truck traveling at about 7 a.m. north on Hwy. 288 just north of McHard Road left the road and struck a light pole.

The truck burst into flames upon impact. Police said the driver was not able to escape the fire.

The road was closed between McHard and Beltway 8 for just over two hours as authorities conducted their investigation.

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