Wife of Oklahoma City Thunder Coach Monty Williams, Ingrid, Dies in Car Wreck

By Star Connor (s.connor@mstarsnews.com) | Feb 12, 2016 10:43 AM EST
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MStars News has learned that tragedy has struck home for the assistant coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. ESPN is reporting that Ingrid Williams, the wife of Monty Williams died Wednesday, February 10, from injuries she suffered in a car wreck on Tuesday night. The sad news was released on Wednesday. The team's statement read, "The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid's passing. Words cannot adequately describe how deep our sorrow is for the loss of Monty's wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty and his family, and we will support him in every way possible. We know the entire community of Oklahoma City has them in their prayers."

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According to NewsOK, the 44-year-old mother-of-five was traveling with three of her children near Oklahoma City around 8 p.m. Tuesday when her vehicle was struck head-on by a car that had crossed the center of the roadway. The driver that car, Susannah Donaldson, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene of the car crash. Donaldson's dog had been riding on her lap and was also killed. A third vehicle, driven by Mai Nguyen, 59, was also hit by Donaldson's car, but suffered no injuries.

Williams was sent to OU Medical Center and treated for life-threatening injuries, but didn't make it. She passed on Wednesday morning.

This is coach Williams' first year with the Thunder team. Before that, he was the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans from 2010 to 2015. The Thunder will take on the Pelicans on Thursday night.

After learning about the accident from the media, a shocked Doc Rivers remembered his friend's late wife. Watch below now.

Rest in Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family at the sad time.

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