Part owner Aubrey McClendon was killed Wednesday morning in a single vehicle car crash, Oklahoma City Police say.
McClendon was traveling “at a high rate of speed” without his seat belt on and swerved left of center to run head-on into a bridge embankment.
On Tuesday, McClendon was indicted by a federal grand jury on antitrust charges.
McClendon, who owns 20 percent of the Thunder and was part of the ownership group that relocated the team from Seattle, was the co-founder of Chesapeake Energy, the company that of course holds the naming rights to the arena. He left Chesapeake in 2013 to found American Energy, who is also a big sponsor of the team.