Chyna Thomas, the 22-year-old sister of Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas, died in a one-car collision early Saturday in Thomas’s home state of Washington.
Chyna Thomas had been driving a 1998 Toyota Camry at 5am on southbound Interstate 5 with no apparent sign of trouble when the car began to drift onto the left shoulder, State Patrol spokesman Trooper Nick King told The News Tribune. The car vaulted a Jersey barrier and crashed into a large metal signpost. Thomas, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene of the accident.
"We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas," read a statement from the Celtics on Saturday night. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics organization are with Isaiah and his family."