Delaney Brennan Accident | Jack Elliott Death – Jack Elliott, 19, died in October 2019 after falling into Lake Travis in Austin while out drinking and partying with a bunch of Texas Christian University pals. Elliott’s parents have been seeking justice for years after it was found that Elliott’s companions lied to authorities about how the boy went overboard and then dumped their drinks in the lake before contacting 911. He was pushed after being ‘gently shoved’ by a girl he was flirting with while seated at the front of the boat.
A Travis County grand jury charged the college students late last year after Elliott’s parents filed a wrongful death complaint seeking to compel them to testify under penalty of perjury about the events surrounding their son’s death. Delaney and Jack, 19, were ‘kissing’ when she gave him a ‘playful shove’ that threw him overboard, causing him to hit a propeller and drown in the ocean around 8.30 p.m.
However, youths on the boat attempted to conceal the reality by lying to officials, claiming ignorance to Jack’s family, and throwing their wine bottles overboard. Among the lies told by Elliott’s pals about his death was that he did a backflip into the sea and fell while vomiting. Elle Weber, who was driving the boat, revealed in a sworn statement that she saw their friend, Delaney Brennan, “shove” Elliott overboard after originally telling cops and Elliott’s parents that she didn’t know how he fell.
The truth was only exposed in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Elliot’s bereaved family in 2020. Delaney, now 21, stated in that she received a tattoo of Jack’s initials on her wrist after the tragedy to remember how much ‘he loved life.’ According to internet records, the five college students are scheduled to appear in Travis County Court in the coming weeks following their indictments.
Brennan was charged with felony tampering with evidence after deleting a cellphone footage, while Weber was charged with misdemeanor presenting false information to a police officer. She faces up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine. On August 17, she will appear in Travis County Criminal Court for a pre-trial hearing.
Carson Neel, another juvenile, was charged with felony tampering with physical evidence after reportedly tossing the booze overboard, while Anthony Salazar was charged with misdemeanor lying. Joshua Evans was also charged with providing alcohol to a minor, a misdemeanor.