NBA star’s sister killed day before playoffs

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Isaiah Thomas.

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THE 22-year-old sister of Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas died in a car accident Saturday morning in Federal Way, Washington, family friends told the Tacoma News Tribune.

The Celtics issued this statement on Twitter:

According to the News Tribune, 22-year-old Chyna Thomas died at the scene of an accident on the shoulder of the I-5 at around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

A Washington State Patrol spokesman said the car was being driven normally at first, and then “all of a sudden it started to drift very casually onto the left shoulder” and then hit a barrier, which “vaulted the vehicle head-on into the sign post.” Chyna Thomas was reportedly not wearing her seat belt.

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