The wife of former Notre Dame basketball great and current 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.
Ingrid Williams was a 1993 Notre Dame graduate. The couple has five kids.
Capt. 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. The driver of that vehicle 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.
Monty and Ingrid met while they were students at Notre Dame. When Monty developed a heart condition and it was ruled that he could not play basketball anymore, it was Ingrid who got him through those difficult times. Eventually Monty was allowed back on the court for the Irish and went on to have a great college and NBA career.