The sister of Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas was killed in a auto disintegrate Saturday morning in Washington state, approvals said.
Chyna Thomas, 22, succumbed at the stage in the one-car collision, Washington State Patrol said. The coincidence occurred at around 5 a.m. on Interstate 5 in Federal Way.
The witnesses celebrated the silver-tongued vehicle in the left path just unexpectedly drift toward the left shoulder, leaving the roadway, Trooper Nick King said. Regrettably at that point,( she) drove along a plaster fence, a Jersey barrier which vaulted private vehicles up in the air, stimulated it become airborne, and it struck a elevated signaling structure.
Authorities have theorized that Thomas may have fallen asleep while driving, Q1 3 Fox reported. Police said she was not wearing a seatbelt and there were no signalings of impairment.
Isaiah Thomas, who has led his team to the playoffs, was from Tacoma and played basketball at the University of Washington.
“We are abysmally saddened by the dreadful loss of Chyna Thomas, ” the Celtics administration said in a statement. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics establishment are with Isaiah and his family.”
Isaiah Thomas parent James told the Boston Herald that it is still ambiguous whether his son will play Sunday in the first recreation of the NBA playoffs against the Chicago Bulls.
“It’s a crucial time for our house right now, ” James Thomas told the Herald.
The crash is still under investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report .