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Tragedy Strikes Thunder Nation: Ingrid Williams, wife of Monty Williams, has died

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The entire Thunder community was shocked by the new of the sudden passing of Ingrid Williams, wife of assistant coach Monty Williams.

Steven Forster | | The Times-Picayune

It is with heavy heart that I write that Ingrid Williams, mother of 5 and wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, has died today as a result of injuries she received in a head on collision while driving on S Western Ave in Oklahoma City Tuesday evening. According to a report from The Oklahoman:

A woman was killed Tuesday in a collision on S Western Avenue, police said.

Her dog was riding in her lap and was also killed.

Susannah Donaldson, 55, was driving south on S Western Avenue about 8 p.m. when her car went left of center and hit a northbound sport utility vehicle head-on.

The sport utility vehicle driver, Ingrid Williams, 44, was taken to OU Medical Center where she was treated for life-threatening injuries, police said.

Mai Nguyen, 59, was driving a third vehicle that hit the car driven by Donaldson. Nguyen was not injured. Everyone involved wore a seat belt. Donaldson and her dog were dead at the scene.

The Thunder released this statement earlier today:

"The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid's passing. 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."

From ESPN:

Before joining the Thunder's coaching staff, Monty Williams served as New Orleans' head coach from 2010-2015. He and Ingrid Williams have five children together.

"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."

And from all of us at WTLC:

Dear Coach Williams,

Our deepest condolences go out to you, your children, and the entire Williams family. Words of comfort at times like these are never enough, but know that you are in our hearts and our prayers and that angels are watching over you and yours tonight.

God Bless

-WTLC Staff