Alcohol and speed both contributed in the death of a Dallas Cowboys player this weekend.
NEWS 92 FM Morning Online Editor Brandon De Hoyos has more:
Linebacker Jerry Brown, Jr., 25, was killed in a single-car accident Saturday at about 2:21 a.m. Irving Police said the driver, Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Price-Brent, hit a curb, causing the vehicle to flip at least once before resting in the middle of a service road.
“Our officers also located Jerry Brown, who was the passenger in the car,” Irving Police Officer John Argumaniz said. “He was laying on the ground and was unresponsive and ultimately transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.”
The nature of his injuries were not known.
Officers identified Price-Brent as the driver at the scene.
“Our officers at the scene believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, therefore, Price-Brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests,” Argumaniz said.
“Based on the results of those tests, along with officer’s observations and the conversations they had with Price-Brent, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated.”
Price-Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony, when officers learned Brown had died of his injuries.
Argumaniz told NEWS 92 FM the whereabouts of both men prior to the accident were not known.
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