Brent flipped his car early Saturday morning while allegedly driving drunk in a crash that killed Brown, his passenger. Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter.
A witness, Stacee McWilliams, spoke to the Dallas Morning News this week. She says she pulled up to the scene of the crash after Brent had gotten out of the car safely, and she saw a small flame coming from the engine of Brent’s crashed vehicle. After making sure someone had called the police and that Brent was OK, she heard Brown screaming from the car for someone to help him.
McWilliams says she had to convince Brent multiple times to pull his teammate from the wreckage. Brent was telling her, “He won’t get out of the car.” McWilliams says that after Brent finally did pull Brown from the car, he did not stick around to stay with his teammate, who was then lying in the middle of the street.
McWilliams said she did not know who Brown was prior to the incident, but she now wants people to know what happened with Brent.
“I want people to understand that Josh Brent is not a hero,” McWilliams said. “I keep hearing reports of how he was there to pull his friend from the fire. But he had to be coerced and pushed and begged and pleaded to get his friend out of the fire. And when he pulled him out, he just left him in the street. He didn’t tell him, ‘Hang in there, help is on the way,’ nothing. He just left him there. I want the magnitude of that to be understood.”
You can watch McWilliams’ entire description of the crash here.