"Right now coaches, teachers and everyone at Serrano is offering (DeAndre Williams) emotional support," said Serrano football coach and athletic director Ray Maholchic.
Alice and Bryan Young Sr. of Victorville were killed in a crash about 5:30 a.m. Monday, according to Louisiana State Trooper Melissa Matey in an Associated Press report. It was not until Wednesday afternoon that the badly burned victims could be identified by the coroner.
The Youngs were guests of Walker's at the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
Matey says the couple's vehicle was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 10 in La Place, just west of New Orleans, when it was hit by a car driven by 26-year-old Nechole T. Thomas of Houston.
Delanie Walker, who grew up in Pomona, took to Twitter and posted Wednesday he was going to miss his aunt and uncle but knew they were "in a better place." Attached to his post was a picture taken of the Youngs and Walker hours before the fiery crash.
In a previous post, Walker said, "We lost some good people ..."
DeAndre Williams has been at home surrounded by family members as they cope with the loss, said Maholchic.
"Our coaches and booster club and entire school is saddened by this tragedy and we're doing all we can," he said.
Maholchic called Williams an extraordinary athlete but said one of his best qualities is his infectious and bright personality.
"I can't say enough about his talent," Maholchic said about the Serrano senior. "He's a personable kid and he would just lighten up a room when he entered it."
Thomas was jailed on charges including vehicular homicide and drunken driving.
The Associated Press also contributed to this report.