Celtics Star Thomas’ Sister Killed in Car Accident in Tacoma, Washington
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Joe Calabro, GoLocalProv Sports Team
|PHOTO: Washington State Patrol|
|Chyna Thomas, 22, the sister of Isaiah Thomas killed in car accident PHOTO: Facebook|
Chyna Thomas, 22, crashed her 1998 Toyota Camry when it drifted out of the left lane on the southbound interstate 5 and hit a barrier.
After hitting the barrier, the car launched into a sign post just off the highway.
According to police, she was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Boston Herald, Thomas was not told about the incident until after the Celtics Saturday practice.
The Celtics are getting set to face the Chicago Bulls in game one of the first-round of the NBA playoffs on Sunday night.
It is unclear if Thomas will play and is listed as a game-time decision.
The Herald reports that Thomas was still in Boston as of Saturday evening.
We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas. The thoughts & prayers of the entire organization are with Isaiah & his family.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 16, 2017
The Bulls mourn the tragic passing of Chyna Thomas and send our deepest sympathies to Isaiah Thomas and his family at this difficult time. https://t.co/t2FqHtNXTK— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 16, 2017
Prayers up @Isaiah_Thomas ���� my condolences to you and your family— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) April 15, 2017
Prayers out to @Isaiah_Thomas and his family !!!! ���� RIP— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) April 16, 2017
My heart goes out to you bro @Isaiah_Thomas I'm at a lost of words!!! Prayers to you and your family.— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) April 16, 2017
Man my heart goes out to @Isaiah_Thomas an his fam. Damn bro head up!— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) April 16, 2017