Monty Williams, then head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Smoothie King Center on December 12, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Ingrid Williams, wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Wililams, succumbed to injuries sustained in a car accident on Wednesday at the age of 44, ESPN reports.
Williams was hit head-on by another car that crossed over the center lane on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City and was rushed to the hospital. On Wednesday evening she passed away, the team announced. The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene of the accident.
“The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid’s passing,” the team said in a statement. “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.”
The New Orleans Pelicans, for whom Monty Williams served as head coach from 2010 to 2015, also expressed condolences, ESPN notes.
“The New Orleans Pelicans are devastated to hear the news of Ingrid Williams’ passing,” the Pelicans said in a statement. “Ingrid was beloved by the Pelicans organization and the New Orleans community and will forever be remembered as one of the most generous, kind and humble individuals we’ve ever known. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty Williams and his family during this difficult time.”
Ingrid Williams also leaves behind five children, ranging from 5 to 17 years old.
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