Chiefs Put a Coach on Leave After Crash That Hurt Kids

Britt Reid is under investigation
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 10, 2021 2:39 AM CST
Kansas City Chiefs Put Assistant Coach on Leave After Crash That Hurt Kids
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid embraces his son Britt Reid, linebacker coach, after Super Bowl 54 against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs won 31-20.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation into a crash that left two young children injured, one critically, the team announced Tuesday. The team has said Britt Reid was involved in a multi-vehicle crash last Thursday near the team's training complex next to Arrowhead Stadium, the AP reports. He did not travel with the team to the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay. Andy Reid said his son underwent surgery after the crash but few other details have been released. A 5-year-old girl, identified by the Chiefs as Ariel Young, remained in critical condition Tuesday. The Chiefs said in their statement the organization has reached out to her family and is providing resources and support.

Kansas City police said the crash happened just after 9pm Thursday, when a truck hit two vehicles on the side of a highway entrance ramp. Britt Reid told police he had “two or three drinks” and had a prescription for Adderall when the accident occurred, according to a search warrant filed late Thursday night. Police have said they are investigating whether Reid was impaired before the crash. Police said Tuesday the investigation of the crash could take several weeks. A GoFundMe campaign for Young's family has raised more than $430,000 so far. (More on the crash here.)

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