Dallas Cowboys' Josh Brent was charged with manslaughter Saturday in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, according to the New York Times.
Brent, 24, was driving under the influence when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped over, according to the New York Times. Police said Brent was attempting to pull Brown, 25, out of the burning vehicle when they arrived at the scene, according to The New York Times. Brown was later pronounced dead at the hospital
Investigators are sure that Brent was going over the speed limit of 45 mph, according to The New York Times. Brent was originally charged with driving while intoxicated, but after Brown died, the charge was increased to a second-degree felony charge of intoxication manslaughter and he could face between 2 to 20 years in prison, if found guilty, according to The New York Times.
Court records show that in 2009 Brent was arrested near the Illinois campus, where he attended college with Brown, on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and speeding, according to The New York Times.
The crash comes just one week after Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker, killed his girlfriend and himself.