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Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter after a Mercedes he was driving in Irving, Texas, flipped and caught fire early Saturday morning, killing teammate Jerry Brown Jr., police said.

Brent’s car was allegedly traveling at a high speed when it hit a curb, according to Irving police, who said officers on the scene “believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.”

The car traveled about 900 feet after hitting the curb, said police spokesman John Argumaniz. When officers came upon the scene, Brent was dragging Brown from the car, he said.

The 25-year-old passenger was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Brent, 24, in his third season with the team, was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter — considered a second-degree felony that carries a potential two- to 20-year prison sentence with a maximum $10,000 fine

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