Originally written on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 2/6/13
Delanie Walker lost out on the Lombardi Trophy, but that absolutely pales in comparison to his recent family tragedy. On Wednesday, the 49ers tight end tweeted that his aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver just hours after they watched him play in the Super Bowl. https://twitter.com/Dwalk46/status/299203200454643713 https://twitter.com/Dwalk46/status/299206851239759873 WWLTV.com reports a Houston woman, Nechole Thomas, was driving at a "high rate of speed" around 5:30 a.m. Monday morning when she struck a vehicle that had stopped on the shoulder. Both vehicles caught on fire. Police say "impairment is suspected" for Thomas, 26, who escaped the wreck with minor injuries. She faces two counts of vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless operation, and is being held at a local correctional institution.
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