In a Friday Feb. 14, 2014 photo, Ingrid and Monty Williams enter the Tom Benson Gala in New Orleans. Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, died on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, after she was involved in a car accident Tuesday night. She was 44. (Daniel Erath/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
In a Friday Feb. 14, 2014 photo, Ingrid and Monty Williams enter the Tom Benson Gala in New Orleans. Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, died on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, after she was involved in a car accident Tuesday night. She was 44. (Daniel Erath/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Vehicle speed a 'critical factor' in fatal accident involving Monty Williams' wife

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Ingrid Williams, 44, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a head-on collision in southwest Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Ingrid was leaving a basketball game at Mount St. Mary High School between Oklahoma Christian School, her daughter's team, and Mount St. Mary.

Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson discusses the impact Monty and Ingrid Williams had on his life

Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson discusses the impact Monty and Ingrid Williams had on his life

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Back in August 2013, Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson's girlfriend committed suicide. Anderson found her body in her New Orleans apartment. He was completely devastated.

His coach at the time, current Thunder assistant Monty Williams, got the first call. Monty rushed to the scene, dragged a heartbroken Anderson away and took him back to Williams' house. There, Monty and his wife, Ingrid Williams, prayed and consoled and helped Anderson through the toughest of times.

It's an inspiring story of coping with a tragedy beautifully detailed by Sports Illustrated in November of 2014.

And it's what made Wednesday's news of the car crash that led to Ingrid's death so hard for Anderson to grasp.

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