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:
Erik Horne @ErikHorneOK
Thunder statement on death of Ingrid Williams, ast. coach Monty Williams' wife, who was in a multi-car crash Tues: https://t.co/qvA00FqHhq2016-2-11 00:38:18
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):
Royce Young @royceyoung
An emotional Kevin Durant talks today following the tragic death of Ingrid Williams: https://t.co/fk4PWObk7o2016-2-11 17:08:06
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.