Woman charged in wreck that killed relatives of 49ers player

The Houston woman whose car hit another car stopped on the side of Interstate 10 on Monday morning after the Super Bowl, killing two relatives of a San Francisco 49ers player, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide.

St. Charles Parish District Attorney Joel Chaisson II made the announcement in a news release on Thursday.

Chaisson said his office filed a bill of information charging 26-year-old Nechole T. Thomas, of Houston, with two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of driving while intoxicated and one count of reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

State Police investigators reported Thomas was driving her 2002 Mercedes C230 at a high rate of speed westbound on the right shoulder of I-10 near LaPlace around 5:30 a.m. Monday when she struck a 2012 Nissan Alima that was stopped on the shoulder.

Both cars caught on fire, and the two occupants of the Altima died in the flames.

State Police officials confirmed on Wednesday that the driver of the vehicle struck by Thomas’ vehicle was Alice Young, 42, of Victorville, Calif. The passenger was her husband, Bryan Young, 54, also of Victorville.

The couple was leaving New Orleans after Super Bowl XLVII, which they attended to watch their nephew, San Francisco tight end Delanie Walker.

Walker tweeted Wednesday morning, confirming it was his aunt and uncle who were killed in the crash. He also posted two photos of him and the Youngs, including one of the three of them on the sideline at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

“We lost some good people they will be missed i love y’all so much,” Walker tweeted.

Chaisson said Thomas will be arraigned on the four charges on March 6. She remained incarcerated Thursday at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona in lieu of $300,000 bail.