The Tacoma woman who died in a one-car accident on Interstate 5 in Federal Way Saturday morning is Chyna J. Thomas, 22, the sister of NBA star Isaiah Thomas, according to family friends.
Chyna Thomas died at the scene of the accident on the shoulder of I-5, according to the Washington State Patrol who identified her.
The wreck occurred around 5 a.m. on southbound Interstate 5 near South 288th Street, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Thomas and the Celtics are scheduled to play Game 1 of their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET in Boston.
According to a league source, Thomas did not find out until after practice.
League source says IT, whose sister died in car crash this a.m., still in Boston. Didn't find out til after practice. "He's in shock."— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) April 15, 2017
There has been no update on Thomas' status for Game 1.
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