The driver involved in the car crash that killed Ingrid Williams, the wife of former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams, had methamphetamine in her system at the time of the accident, The Oklahoma reported Thursday.
The determination was detailed in a lab report from Oklahoma's medical examiner.
Williams' wife died Feb. 10 from injuries sustained a day earlier in an accident when her car was struck head-on by an SUV that crossed the center line after losing control. The other driver, 52-year-old Susannah Donaldson, also died.
Ingrid Williams' sudden death made waves across the NBA and resonated in Louisiana because of Monty Williams' tenure as Pelicans head coach. In a speech that went viral, Monty Williams, who recently stepped aside from his role as Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach, urged forgiveness in an emotional eulogy at his wife's funeral.
Williams said that while everybody is praying for him and his family, "let's not forget there were two people in this situation, and that family needs prayer as well. ... We hold no ill will toward the Donaldson family."
Williams said his wife is where "we all need to be, and I'm envious of that. But I got five crumb snatchers to deal with," he said, referring to his children and drawing laughter from the mourners.
The couple's children are Lael, Faith, Janna, Elijah and Micah. Williams and his wife met while both attended Notre Dame, where she competed in track and field. They were married for 20 years and co-wrote a book together, "Look Again 52" as a guide to explore the Bible throughout a year.