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OKC Thunder asst. coach's wife dies after wreck

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 07:41:23-05

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) -- The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams has died from injuries suffered in a car crash.

Oklahoma City police say Ingrid Williams, the wife of the former New Orleans Pelicans head coach, died Wednesday evening at a hospital.

Captain Paco Valderrama says the 44-year-old's SUV was struck Tuesday night just outside of downtown Oklahoma City when an oncoming car crossed the center line.

Valderrama says that driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Thunder issued a statement expressing "deep sorrow" and saying the team would support Williams "in every way possible."

A statement on behalf of the Pelicans' owners said Ingrid Williams will be remembered "as one of the most generous, kind and humble individuals we've ever known."

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the oncoming car to swerve. An investigation is ongoing.

 

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