The aunt and uncle of 49ers tight end Delanie Walker were killed by a suspected drunk driver just hours after watching their nephew play in the Super Bowl.
Walker wrote about the deaths of his aunt and uncle on Twitter on Wednesday.
“Alice and Bryan Young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk,” Walker wrote. “Im going to miss y’all but i know they are in a better place.”
WWL-TV reports that a two-vehicle accident happened around 5:30 a.m. on I-10 near mile marker 214, just outside New Orleans. Nechole Thomas, a 26-year-old Houston resident, was driving “at a high rate of speed” on I-10 westbound when she hit another car that had stopped on the shoulder, according to state police. Both vehicles caught on fire.
Thomas escaped with minor injuries. She faces two counts of vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless operation.