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KCPD releases redacted report from crash involving Britt Reid

2 children injured, 1 seriously, in wreck
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Posted at 1:56 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 15:16:26-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police released a heavily redacted Missouri Uniform Crash Report on Tuesday for the three-vehicle wreck that involved former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid a few days before the Super Bowl.

There were few new details about the Feb. 4 crash — which sent two children to the hospital, including a 5-year-old girl named Ariel who was in critical condition with a brain injury — released in the report, which had most of the narrative description of the crash blacked out.

The area where the crash happened was "Dark-Unlighted," according to the crash report.

The report also noted that Reid, whose contract as outside linebackers coach with the Chiefs ran out and won’t be renewed, failed to provide proof of insurance for the vehicle, which was towed from the scene.

It is also unknown whether one of the passengers in the rear left of the vehicle was using a safety device at the time of the crash.

“This contains the information that is publicly available at this time,” KCPD said in a post that included the crash report online. “Many details of the crash remain part of an ongoing criminal investigation and therefore cannot be released. No further reports will be available until the Jackson County Prosecutor makes a charging decision in the case.”

The crash happened around 9:10 p.m. on Feb. 4, three days before the Chiefs’ appearance in Super Bowl LV, when a Dodge Ram truck driven by Reid sideswiped a vehicle that had run out of gas then slammed into the rear of a second vehicle on the shoulder of the entrance ramp from Stadium Drive to Interstate 435, according to the crash report.

KCPD previously said the vehicle that had run out of gas had its hazard lights on, but the battery dying and they were fading or may have stop working at the time of the wreck.

Ariel and a 4-year-old girl were in the backseat of the second vehicle Reid’s truck hit.

According to the most recent update from KCPD and family on a GoFundMe page for Ariel, she was awake but remained unresponsive. The campaign has raised more than $515,000 from more than 13,000 donors.

According to a KCPD search warrant application for Reid’s blood and cell phone, he admitted to having “two or three drinks” before the crash. The official crash report lists Reid’s alcohol use as unknown.

Alcohol was not listed as a factor with the drivers of the other two vehicles.

Reid required surgery for injuries he suffered in the wreck, according to his father, Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

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