This is just devastating. Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, died on Feb. 10 after a tragic car accident in Oklahoma City on Feb. 9. She was just 44 years old.
What a tragedy. Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife, Ingrid, passed away on Feb. 10 at the young age of 44. Ingrid was involved in a terrible car accident on Feb. 9 when a car crossed over the center lane and hit her vehicle. She died the next day due to her injuries.
Ingrid was hit head-on by another car in Oklahoma City that crossed over the center lane, Oklahoma City Thunder announced. She was immediately taken to a hospital for her injuries. She died on Feb. 10. The driver of the car that hit her was pronounced dead at the scene.
“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.”
Monty and Ingrid have five children together: Lael, Janna, Micah, Faith and Elijah. Their ages range between 5 and 17 years old. This family is feeling such unimaginable grief right now. What a tragic loss for their family.
Monty was the head coach for the New Orleans Pelicans from 2010 to 2015. Following the news of Ingrid’s death, Pelicans star Anthony Davis tweeted: “Completely devastated. Ingrid Williams was like a 2nd mother to me when I got to NOLA. My thoughts & prayers are with Monty & the family.”
Anthony’s teammate Eric Gordon also tweeted: “Saddened to hear about the passing of Ingrid Williams. Condolences to Coach Monty Williams and his entire family.”
Oklahoma City Thunder didn’t play on Feb. 10, but they play at New Orleans on Feb. 11. Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry revealed the team said a prayer for Monty’s family in the locker room before the game on Feb. 10, according to ESPN. The arena’s announcer asked for a moment of silence before tipoff.
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