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David Barnett, 33, was killed in a two-vehicle Nashville crash reported Tuesday. He’s the brother of Philadelphia Eagles player and UT lineman Derek Barnett.
Nashville Tennessean

The brother of Philadelphia Eagles player Derek Barnett died in a hit-and-run crash in Nashville Tuesday morning, a person in the football program with the University of Tennessee confirmed to the USA TODAY Network – Tennessee.

David Barnett, 33, was killed in a two-vehicle crash reported at 3:25 a.m. near the intersection of Burkitt Road and Whittemore Lane in South Nashville, Metro Nashville police reported.

Patrick Abernathy, a player development coach for the University of Tennessee athletic department, confirmed the siblings’ relationship. Derek Barnett played college football at the University of Tennessee. 

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Felipe Castelblanco, 47, of Smyrna, is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication in the head-on collision that killed David Barnett, who lived in Nashville.

Derek Barnett, a 2014 Brentwood Academy graduate, was a two-time Mr. Football recipient for the school, posting a combined 108 tackles and 12.5 sacks during his junior and senior seasons, before going on to become Tennessee’s all-time sack leader (33). 

He was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round (14th overall) of the 2017 NFL draft.

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Reach Natalie Neysa Alund at nalund@tennessean.com and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.

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