– The Associated Press

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident Saturday and teammate Josh Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

An Irving police spokesman, John Argumaniz, said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb. Brent was speeding when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once, Argumaniz said.

Argumaniz said the 25-year-old Brown, also Brent’s teammate at the University of Illinois for three seasons, was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead at a hospital.

The police spokesman said officers conducted a field sobriety test on Brent and arrested him. The charge was upgraded after Brown was pronounced dead.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown,” said the Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones, in a statement. “At this time our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry’s family and all of those who knew him and loved him.”

The team said in a statement that Brent wasn’t on the team flight to Cincinnati, where the Cowboys will play the Bengals on Sunday.

Argumaniz said Brent was being held without bond. Brent is named as Joshua Price-Brent in the police news release. Argumaniz also said Brent missed a 10 a.m. Saturday booking session with a judge because he was intoxicated.

He didn’t know if Brent had a lawyer.

Police received 911 calls from motorists who saw the upside-down vehicle but didn’t immediately have any eyewitnesses to the wreck, Argumaniz said.

He said when officers arrived at the scene on a state highway service road, Brent was dragging Brown from the vehicle, a Mercedes, which was on fire. Officers quickly put out the small blaze, he said.

Argumaniz wasn’t sure if the vehicle was a car or SUV and said it wasn’t known how fast the vehicle was traveling. The road has a 45 mph limit.

“I can say investigators are certain they were traveling well above the posted speed limit,” Argumaniz said.

Before he was taken to the jail, Brent went to a hospital for a blood draw for alcohol testing and also received treatment for some minor scrapes.

CHIEFS: Kansas City released offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks and elevated receiver Josh Bellamy from the practice squad to the 53-man roster for Sunday’s game at Cleveland.

JETS: Tight end Dustin Keller will miss Sunday’s game at Jacksonville because of a sprained left ankle.

BENGALS: The team activated center Kyle Cook off the injured reserve list, making him eligible to play Sunday at home against Dallas.