Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas’ 22-Year-Old Sister Dies In Car Accident
The the younger sister of Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas, Chyna Thomas, was tragically killed in a one-car accident on Saturday morning in Washington state.
Via The News Tribune
The wreck occurred around 5 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5 near South 288th Street, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Witnesses reported that the car, a 1998 Toyota Camry, was being driven normally at first.
“All of a sudden it started to drift very casually onto the left shoulder,” State Patrol spokesman Trooper Nick King said.
The car traveled about 50 feet partially off the roadway until it hit a Jersey barrier.
“That vaulted the vehicle head-on into the sign post,” King said.
The car came to rest on top of the barrier and against a large metal pole holding a carpool sign on the shoulder of the freeway.
The State Patrol reports that Chyna Thomas was not wearing her seat belt.
Chyna’s death comes one day before the Celtics are going to the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.
The Celtics released this statement on Twitter.