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New Details Emerge About Josh Brent’s Car Crash

Melissa Repko at the DMN has talked to an eyewitness who arrived on the scene shortly after Josh Brent crashed his car. The unidentified woman says that Brent didn’t try to help Jerry Brown, Brent’s friend and teammate, who died in the crash. From the News:

“Jerry was alive. He was hurt. He was calling out and his own friend walked away,” she recalled in a phone call on Monday. … “I jumped out and ran out toward the wreck and Josh Brent was standing to the side in the grass. And I yelled to him, ‘Are you ok? Are you ok?’ And he told me he was fine. I was relieved because I thought it’s just a single car accident, nobody’s hurt. And then fire sparked up from the car and got bigger and I started to hear screams. … He did nothing. He didn’t say come on, hang in there, hold his hand. That’s what upsets me the most at this point. He abandoned him.”

Very troubling. Also troubling is the response to these claims from Brent’s lawyer, George Milner. He told the News:

“That is absolutely false. That’s not even consistent with what the police said when they came up on the scene. What I’ve been told is that Jerry Brown was never conscious after the accident. She’s a nut and she better be careful with this one.”

I’m not sure you can slander someone who hasn’t been identified. But whoa. Couldn’t he have given his statement without calling the woman a nut? This thing just gets more depressing as we learn more about it.

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  • mynameisbill

    At least the lawyer didn’t refer to her as a lunatic. Gotta keep things in perspective.

  • Colleen

    I don’t believe that for a second josh Brent was treated at the hospital and has bandages on his arm from burns if he never helped how did his hand magically get burned …. Makes no sense except for the fact that she wants her face plastered on tv to get exposure at someone else’s expense so very sad!!! She is a nut!!

  • Neal

    Not defending Brent, but how does Melissa Repko know this woman was actually a witness? The story offers no verification. If Repko’s reply is “it’s called reporting” — sorry, not good enough.

    This “witness” claims Brent did nothing, but then Repko gives us this: “She ran to her car to get her phone, so she could call 911. When she returned to the scene of the crash, Brown was lying in the middle of the far right lane and Brent had walked away.” Brown died of severe head and neck trauma. He could not have exited that car himself. Brent must have pulled him out as the police report states.

    “Couldn’t he have given his statement without calling the woman a nut? This thing just gets more depressing as we learn more about it.” At least he didn’t call her a dog nazi.