Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker and St. Louis native Jerry Brown, was killed in a one car accident in Irving, Texas on December 8, 2012. Police say the accident happened at 2:20 A.M. UPI/Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was charged with intoxicated manslaughter after a car accident in which teammate Jerry Brown, a St. Louis native, was killed early Saturday morning.

According to Irving, TX police, Brent’s car was traveling at a high rate of speed on a State Highway 114 service road before it hit the outside curb at approximately 2:30 a.m. The car flipped at least one time and skidded an estimated 900 feet before coming to rest in the middle of the service road.

When patrol men arrived, Brent was attempting to pull Brown, a practice squad linebacker, from the burning Mercedes. Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said officers conducted a field-sobriety test on Brent and arrested him.

Both men played college football at Illinois.  Brown attended Vashon High School.

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