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Kansas City Chiefs place Britt Reid on leave after crash that seriously injured child


Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is on administrative leave after a multi-vehicle crash last week that seriously injured a 5-year-old, the team said Tuesday.

He is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid speaks to the media in Aventura, Fla., on Jan. 29, 2020, before Super Bowl 54.Mark Brown / Getty Images file

A pickup struck two vehicles — one that had run out of gas and another that had pulled up to assist — on a freeway entrance ramp just after 9 p.m. Thursday near Interstate 435 and Stadium Drive, police have said.

A 5-year-old girl remains in critical condition, police Capt. David Jackson said Tuesday.

Police have not publicly named Reid, but search warrant documents filed in court and obtained by NBC affiliate KSHB allege that Reid was driving the Dodge Ram truck in the crash, which occurred days before the team traveled to the Super Bowl in Florida. Reid was not expected to make the trip for the game.

In one of the court documents, a police officer wrote that Reid, whose eyes were bloodshot and red, admitted to being the driver, and the officer reported smelling “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages.” Asked whether if he was on prescription medication, Reid replied he was on Adderall, the officer wrote.

Reid said he’d had two to three drinks, according to the search warrant application, which was seeking blood draws.

“We remain in the process of gathering information on the incident, and we will continue to assist local authorities as requested,” the Chiefs said in a statement Tuesday.

“Our focus remains on Ariel Young and her family,” the team said. “We have reached out to the family to offer our support and resources to them during this difficult time, and we will continue to pray for her recovery.”

The 5-year-old was one of two children in the backseat of a stopped vehicle. The other child, 4, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police declined to discuss specifics Tuesday, citing the investigation. Investigations can take weeks, Jackson said.

Andy Reid addressed the crash in a news conference Sunday after the Chiefs’ loss in the Super Bowl.

“My heart goes out to all those that were involved in the accident, in particular the family with the little girl who is fighting for her life,” he said.

He said then that he couldn’t comment much more, but he said: “Just from a human standpoint, man, my heart bleeds for everybody involved in that.”



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