Walker tweeted about the tragic news on Wednesday, including a picture of him with the couple and noting that they were hit by a drunk driver.
Alice and bryan young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk… instagr.am/p/VZbVLfBfl7/— Delanie walker (@Dwalk46) February 6, 2013
Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Walker's agent has confirmed the news. And 49ers CEO Jed York did the same with a tweet passing along thoughts and prayers to Walker and his family.
Thoughts & prayers go out to @dwalk46 We are praying for you and your family— Jed York (@JedYork) February 6, 2013
Later on Wednesday, the 49ers general manager Trent Baalke released this statement: “We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to Delanie and his family as they grieve this tragedy. Our organization is here to support Delanie through this tough time, as we do with all of our players and staff. At this time, we will respect their family's privacy and ask others to do so as well.”
Ravens receiver Torrey Smith also sent his sympathies.
Prayers up for @dwalk46— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) February 6, 2013
There's not much more we can do other than echo the notes the 49ers organization: Our thoughts and prayers go out to Walker and his family during this impossibly tough time.