Pro Golfer, Luke Wilson Involved in Fatal Crash

PGA's Bill Haas is injured; he was in Ferrari whose driver was killed
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2018 11:15 AM CST
Pro golfer Bill Haas.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
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(Newser) – Pro golfer Bill Haas is out of the hospital after the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in struck several vehicles and a utility pole Tuesday night near Los Angeles, reports the LA Times and KTLA. The driver, a 71-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn't related to Haas, but his family was hosting the golfer while he was in town for a tournament. One of the vehicles struck by the Ferrari was being driven by actor Luke Wilson, who was not injured. (A witness recounts that he and Wilson helped victims after the accident.) A 50-year-old woman in a BMW struck by the Ferrari was hospitalized.

"While Bill escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and—more importantly—his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time," said a statement from the PGA tour. The 35-year-old has withdrawn from the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades and was going home to South Carolina. His father says Haas had swelling in one leg but was otherwise "very fortunate," per USA Today. (Read more Luke Wilson stories.)

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