In a sad event Josh Price-Brent a football player for the Dallas Cowboys is being held on $500,000 bond on intoxication manslaughter charge. Price-Brent is being charged in the killing of his teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. who he considered a brother. Price-Brent and Brown had a brother like bond that started when they were teammates at the University of Illinois and continued when they both signed to play for the Dallas Cowboys. After a night out on the town the lives of the two NFL players have been forever changed. It is believed Price-Brent was driving his 2007 Mercedes with his friend Brown in the passenger seat when he was allegedly speeding down the road when his car hit a curb, which caused his car to flip over and land in the middle of a service road leading to the car to catch fire and eventually killing the passenger Brown.
When authorities arrived to the accident they found Price-Brent pulling an unresponsive Brown from his fiery car, Brown was taken to local Irving Texas hospital where he was pronounced dead. Price-Brent was later asked to take a field sobriety test, based on those test results Price-Brent was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Price-Brent was also taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor scrapes, while at the hospital Price-Brent was informed that he had killed Brown the man who he called his brother, with a possible 20-year jail sentence as a result of his actions.
The Personal Injury Lawyers of Utah would like to extend our thoughts to the families of those involved in this sad and tragic event. We urge anyone who has been drinking and may drive to call a cab to get you and your friends home safely.