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Police Release Video, 911 Calls From Fiery Scene Of Josh Brent Crash

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Motorists describe the scene on 911 calls to Irving police.
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Irving police have released two 911 calls and a video from early Saturday morning when Dallas Cowboys lineman Josh Brent flipped his 2007 Mercedes in a crash that killed his practice squad teammate Jerry Brown.

One motorist encountering the fiery roll-over on the Highway 114 service road near the old Texas Stadium reported a car “upside down and smoke everywhere.”  Another motorist told police dispatchers the wreck was “in the middle of the road on fire upside down.”

Brent, the driver, was slightly injured and is facing intoxication manslaughter charges.

Police have declined to confirm reports that Brent’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

In a written statement the Irving Police Department said, “we have not received the results from the lab that processed the blood evidence.”

Former KERA reporter BJ Austin spent more than 25 years in broadcast journalism, anchoring and reporting in Atlanta, New York, New Orleans and Dallas. Along the way, she covered Atlanta City Hall, the Georgia Legislature and the corruption trials of Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards.
Former KERA staffer Shelley Kofler was news director, managing editor and senior reporter. She is an award-winning reporter and television producer who previously served as the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.