Brother of Eagles Defensive Lineman Derek Barnett Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver

The older brother of Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett was allegedly killed by a drunk driver in a hit-and-run crash early Tuesday morning in Nashville.

David Barnett, 33, was killed in a two-car crash, and a local man who fled the scene was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication.

Derek Barnett, the Eagles' first-round pick last year, is a native of Nashville, and his older brother also lived there.

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According to the Tennesseean, the incident occurred at the corner of Burkitt Road and Whittemore Lane about 15 miles south of downtown Nashville at about 3:30 a.m.

According to a tweet from Blayke Roznowski of NewsChannel5 in Nashville, a suspect was seen running from the scene of the accident. He was quickly apprehended and arrested. 

Nashville police identified as Felipe Castelblanco of nearby Smyrna.

According to Nashville police, Castelblanco was driving a 1997 Ford Econoline van west on Burkitt Road when he veered into oncoming traffic and collided with Barnett's 2011 Dodge Challenger.

Castelblanco was also charged with leaving the scene of a crash, failure to render aid and failure to notify law enforcement and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Derek Barnett, 22, has been on injured reserve since getting hurt against the Panthers on Oct. 21. He had five sacks for the Super Bowl champions last year and 2½ before getting hurt this year.

Derek Barnett was the 14th pick in last year's NFL draft after playing college football at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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