NewsLocal News


Ariel, 5-year-old hurt in crash involving Britt Reid, 'remains in a coma,' family says

GoFundMe reaches $450,000+ in donations
Photo of Ariel.jpeg
Posted at 10:51 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 11:51:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ariel, the 5-year-old girl hurt in a crash involving former Chiefs outside linebacker coach Britt Reid, "remains in a coma," her family said Thursday.

The update was posted to a GoFundMe page that's raised more than $450,000 for her medical expenses.

Her family member wrote there have been no changes in Ariel's condition since the crash.

"I’m hopeful that the next time I update this page it’s with better news," she wrote.

Ariel was critically injured when the car she was in was struck by a truck near Stadium Drive and Interstate 435.

According to a search warrant, Britt Reid, son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, told police he was the truck's driver, and also admitted to having two or three drinks and taking prescribed Adderall before driving.

A 4-year-old child also was injured in the crash, though their injuries were not life-threatening.

Britt Reid complained of stomach pain and was taken to the hospital as well. Andy Reid later said his son had undergone surgery.

Britt Reid was placed on administrative leave Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Chiefs confirmed he was no longer employed with the organization.

No criminal charges have been filed as the investigation into the crash continues.

The NFL said it is also monitoring developments in the case.