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49ers' Walker grieves the loss of aunt and uncle after Super Bowl

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06:49 PM ET 02.06 | There is some tragic news to report from the NFL world today. San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker passed along the sad news today that his aunt and uncle were killed in a car accident by a drunk driver following Super Bowl XLVII. The fatal accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on I-10. For Walker, he goes from one of the greatest experiences of his life to a horrible moment. The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Houston resident Nechole Thomas, faces two counts of vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless operation. The alleged drunk driver escaped with minor injuries. We cannot even begin to image the pain that Walker is dealing with. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Walker and his entire family.

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February 6, 2013  09:50 PM ET

Condolences! Only minor injuries for the DWI, figures!

February 6, 2013  10:35 PM ET

Makes you wonder how many DWIs Nechole Thomas had before this tragedy.

February 6, 2013  10:39 PM ET

Tragic story that eats at you.

February 6, 2013  11:36 PM ET

That's terrible. Thoughts and prayers to Delanie and his family.

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February 7, 2013  01:07 AM ET

I hate hearing these stories....the drunk driver never gets hurt, but inflicts toms of it to others.....condolences to the loved ones.

February 7, 2013  07:48 AM ET

Tragic.

RIP.

February 7, 2013  08:08 AM ET

My condolences, my they RIP, this is Sad!

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February 7, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I would try to console her before she went to prison.

The depths of your compassion are unending, Dole... :)

February 7, 2013  09:42 AM ET

We lose almost 13,000 people every year due to drunk drivers. Time to ban alchohol.

February 7, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

We lose almost 13,000 people every year due to drunk drivers. Time to ban alchohol.

Only 13K? That number seems low.

February 7, 2013  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

We lose almost 13,000 people every year due to drunk drivers. Time to ban alchohol.

I think it's time for a 5 Year minimum sentence and a $10K fine to the bar!!!

 
February 8, 2013  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

We lose almost 13,000 people every year due to drunk drivers. Time to ban alchohol.

I'll drink to that

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