The driver of the car that struck the vehicle containing Guy Delaney, a 16-year-old Jesuit student who died after the March 7 wreck, is facing felony charges, including manslaughter, according to Dallas County records.
The Mercedes driven by Terrelwin Jones, 30, slammed into a group of cars on Dallas North Tollway. Delaney, in the passenger seat of one of the cars, suffered serious injuries and later died.
On March 18, Jones was arrested and booked with manslaughter and one count of failure to stop and render aid. Bond was set at $75,000.
Lt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the investigation into why Jones did not slow down as he approached a group of cars is still on going, and that the road was closed until 4:30 a.m. as emergency vehicles cleared the scene.
All of the drivers in the other vehicles struck by Jones sustained non-life threatening injuries. Jones was not injured in the accident, either.
Jesuit’s official Twitter account posted a message in response to Guy’s death, stating: “The Jesuit Dallas community mourns the loss of sophomore Guy Delaney, who passed away Wednesday evening following a car accident involving his family. Words cannot describe our immense sorrow.”
The All Saints Catholic School class of 2016 built a small flower memorial and delivered it to the Delaney household last week – a sign, surrounded by flowers, with the words “you will always be in our hearts” painted on. The flowers had his name, Guy, on the petals.
Delaney’s funeral was held March 17 at All Saints Catholic Church.
Delaney was a member of Jesuit’s junior varsity soccer team, and he played club soccer for Highland Park Academy. Soccer was one of Delaney’s loves, and he also excelled at table tennis. His friends and family described him as “a quiet, yet effective leader.”