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Sister Of Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas Dies In Car Crash

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas in the second half of a game versus the Denver Nuggets. (David Zalubowski/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas in the second half of a game versus the Denver Nuggets. (David Zalubowski/AP)

The sister of Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas has died in a one-car car in Washington state.

The Washington State Patrol said Saturday that 22-year-old Chyna J. Thomas died at the scene on Interstate 5 in Federal Way after the accident about 5 a.m. The police report said she wasn't wearing a seat belt.

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Isaiah Thomas, the high-scoring Celtics point guard, is from Tacoma, Washington. Thomas played at Curtis High School and the University of Washington.

"We are terribly saddened by the tragic loss of Chyna Thomas," the Celtics said in a statement. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Celtics organization are with Isaiah and his family."

The Celtics open the playoffs Sunday in Boston against the Chicago Bulls.

With reporting by The Associated Press

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