Aunt & uncle of 49ers player killed in drunk driving accident hours after Super Bowl

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captureLAPLACE, LA – Delanie Walker, tight end for the 49ers, tweeted Wednesday morning that the couple killed in a drunk driving accident early Monday morning were his aunt and uncle.

According to Louisiana State Police, the couple stopped their Nissan Altima on the side of I-10 in St. Charles Parish. Nechole Thomas, a 26-year-old woman from Houston, was speeding in a 2002 Mercedes C230 and hit the Nissan. Both vehicles caught fire and it was only after the fire had been extinguished that two bodies were found in the Nissan.

Thomas had only minor injuries.nechole-thomas-290624-3_4_rx340

At the time, State Police said they were unable to confirm the identities of the pair because of the extent of their injuries.