Aunt and Uncle of San Francisco 49er Delanie Walker killed by alleged Drunk Driver
San Francisco 49ers Delanie Walker faces family tragedy hours after losing the Super Bowl
SAN FRANCISCO – On Monday morning, San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker’s aunt and uncle died in a car accident. The accident happened after his aunt and uncle left the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
26-year-old Nechole Thomas was driving under the influence when he hit another vehicle which was carrying Walker’s uncle and aunt. The incident took place in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.
According to Louisiana State Police, walker’s relatives died shortly after 5:30 a.m. Monday on the I-10. Walker’s uncle Bryan Young was driving his 2012 Nissan Altima when an allegedly intoxicated driver rear-ended his vehicle. His wife was in the passenger seat and their vehicle was stopped on the side of the road. After the accident, both cars caught fire. Nechole Thomas, of Houston, got minor injuries and was arrested by the police.
On Wednesday morning, walker posted on Twitter that his uncle and aunt were killed in the road accident after the 49ers’ 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Walker wrote on Instagram Wednesday, “Alice and Bryan young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk driver… We lost some good people they will be missed i love y’all so much..,”
“I’m going to miss y’all but I know they are in a better place,” He also posted two photos he recently took with his aunt and uncle.
The 49ers owner Jed York wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, “Thoughts & prayers go out to @Dwalk46 (Walker) we are praying for you and your family.”
Police charged Nechole Thomas with two counts of vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless driving.