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Ingrid Williams, Monty Williams' Wife, Dies at Age 44 After Car Accident

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 25:  Head Coach Monty Williams of the New Orleans Pelicans speaks to the media before Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2015 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 11, 2016

Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder associate head coach Monty Williams, died Wednesday due to injuries suffered in a car accident.

Erik Horne of the Oklahoman passed along an official team statement:

The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski noted that Ingrid and Monty Williams have five children. Per NewsOK.com's Jenni Carlson, Williams was 44 years old.  

Monty Williams was the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans before joining the Thunder. One of his ex-players, Eric Gordon, reached out to send his condolences, saying, "Saddened to hear about the passing of Ingrid Williams. Condolences to coach Monty Williams and his entire family."

After Wednesday's game, current Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry sent his condolences, saying, "It's really, really tough. Anybody that knows Monty & his family knows the high character and class."

Kevin Durant spoke about the tragedy on Thursday, (via Royce Young of ESPN):

NewsOK.com reported that the car accident, which killed another woman and her dog who was riding on her lap, occurred around 8 p.m. CT on Tuesday on S. Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. The other woman's car went left of center and hit Williams' car head-on, per the report.

Police told NewsOK.com that Williams, who was driving an SUV, was transported to University of Oklahoma Medical Center following the crash and treated for life-threatening injuries.

Everyone involved in the accident, including a third person who was not injured, wore a seat belt.

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