Tamara Green: Willie Green’s Sister (Photos, VIdeo)

December 21, 2010
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Meet Tamara Green, she was New Orleans Hornets Willie Green’s sister, who lost her life in a terrible car crash on December 20th, her cousin Ben who was with her also died. Her family mourns for their lives, she was a beloved daughter, sister, dear friend and mother. Keep reading to know about her from our story plus check out the photos, video and take a chance to leave your thoughts and condolences below.

Tamara Green’s brother is the 29 year old guard from Detroit, Michigan. He went to Cooley High School and then to University of Detroit Mercy (where he got his Bachelor’s in education and an English major). He started his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers when he was drafted on 2003, he signed with the Hornets in September 2010, it was after one of his new team’s games against the Detroit Pistons (The Hornets lost 111- 108) that Green’s family like Tamara and her cousin Ben who was with her in the car after they left the game.

Tamara Green and her cousin stopped at a restaurant after the game, he was driving the car at about 12:40 a.m southbound on I-75, just south of the Adams Road exit about 15 miles north of Detroit. He lost control of the car, slid slid off the embankment area, hit a tree with the roof of the GMC Envoy first crushing it completely, the driver’s door was torn out ejecting Ben, who was not wearing a seatbelt, out of the car. He was found about 100 yards from the car while Ms. Green was trapped inside. Tamara and her cousin died at the scene, Police said it was the road condition what caused the accident, but the speed he was driving, nobody witnessed the accident, police was called by a motorist who saw the car in a ditch.

Tamara Lynette Green was the 30 year old sister of the famous player, the second daughter of Willie Green Sr. Her other siblings are Michelle, older than her, Willie, Martin, Matthew and Julia.

It was Tammy’s father who was the first to hear the terrible news when Police arrived at his house at about 6:30 a.m in Oakland County released a statement on her and her cousin’s tragic death.

“I feel pretty hurt,” Green Sr. said this morning. “But I’m going to take solace in the same things we tell other folks going through other things like this: If God permits something like that to happen, say ‘Amen’ and move on. That’s what I will use to cope.”

She left behind her 18 month old baby boy Tanner. Funeral arraignments are still pending, but it was confirmed Tamara and her cousin’s service will be held together. Her brother was already outside Detroit, when he was informed of his sister’s death, his team gave him an absence leave to be with his family.

Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends throughout this difficult time. Would you like to send your condolences? Check out the photos and video below.


Tamara Green Video
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