Wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach passed away Wednesday evening after injuries she sustained in car accident that happened earlier this week.
Details about the Car Accident
Deadspin is reporting that Ingrid Williams, the wife of Thunder assistant coach and former head coach of the Pelicans, Monty Williams, passed away Wednesday evening from injuries she sustained in a car crash that happened on Tuesday.
Williams was 44-years-old, and leaves behind five children between the ages of 5 and 17.
On Tuesday evening, Williams’ SUV was hit head-on by an oncoming car that had veered across the center lane at around 8 p.m. The driver of the car that hit Williams was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and Williams was transported to OU Medical Center where she passed away on Wednesday evening.
Both the Pelicans Organization and the Thunder Organization released statements talking about the impact that Williams had on everybody that worked with her and had the opportunity to know her.
Motor-Vehicle Collisions in the United States
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- In 2014 alone, there were 32,675 people that were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
- There were a total of 6.1 million accidents that were reported to the authorities in 2014.
- With only a slight fluctuation, there has been a general decline in motor vehicle fatalities from 2005-2014.