When news like this happens, it should make everyone remember it is just a game these guys are playing and doesn’t compare at all to real life tragedies.
Pro Football Zone has this Tweet from Delanie Walker about the death of his Aunt and Uncle.
Alice and bryan young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk… http://t.co/E4WRalId
— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) February 6, 2013
Please don’t drink and drive.
We have some more details on what transpired before and after the crash per USA Today.
Walker’s agent Vincent Taylor said Alice and Bryan Young were staying in a hotel in Baton Rouge and were driving back there after spending some time with Walker and family members after the game. Taylor said the Youngs had pulled over on the side of the highway for an unknown reason when they their car was hit from behind.
Nechole Thomas, 26, of Houston was identified as the driver that crashed into the Young’s car. The police reports states she was traveling at a high-rate of speed on I-10 west in St. Charles Parish on the right shoulder when the accident occurred. Both cars caught on fire. After the fire was extinguished, the Youngs were discovered in their vehicle and pronounced dead.
Thomas was arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless operation.
In December, 2011, Thomas was charge with a felony in St. Louis for allegedly using the heel of her stiletto to cause significant damage to another person’s car, including causing numerous dents and breaking a TV monitor and DVD player inside the vehicle.
She should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.