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Britt Reid’s phone seized as part of KCPD crash investigation

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Feb 09, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police were granted a search warrant Saturday morning to examine the contents of Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid’s cell phone in the aftermath of a crash that left a 5-year-old girl critically injured and fighting for her life.

Kansas City, Missouri, police investigators applied for the warrant to “help determine if there was any phone activity prior to or at the time of the crash, and whether the phone was subsequently used to discuss the incident with other persons,” according to the search warrant application.

Police seized Reid’s phone Saturday shortly after the search warrant was granted.

Britt Reid, 35, the Chiefs outside linebackers coach and the son of coach Andy Reid, allegedly crashed his Dodge Ram truck into two cars - a Chevrolet Impala and a Chevrolet Traverse SUV - parked along the right side of the entrance ramp from Stadium Drive to Interstate 435 shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4.

According to the search warrant application, in the moments after the crash, the mother of two young girls in the Traverse crawled out of the SUV. The application states that in a statement to police, the woman told officers she went to where Brett Reid was standing and "pled" with him to call 911. The woman told police her phone was lost in the crash.

Police records referenced in the application show that a 911 call from a phone linked to Britt Reid was made at 9:11:43 p.m., less than 90 seconds from the reported time of the wreck at 9:10 p.m. It is not clear if Reid had already called 911 by the time the mother asked him to call for help.

A 5-year-old girl named Ariel suffered a severe brain injury as a result of the crash and remained in critical condition early this week, according to police. The family says she has not woken up since the crash.

More than 10,200 people have given more than $400,000 to a GoFundMe for Ariel’s family.

According to another search warrant filed just before midnight on Feb. 4, a KCPD officer said they could smell "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages" and that Britt Reid's eyes were bloodshot and red.

Britt Reid told the officer he'd had two to three drinks, according to the search warrant application. He also said said he took Adderall by prescription.

The officer wrote in the warrant that he observed signs of impairment, after which Reid complained of stomach pain and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Andy Reid confirmed Monday that Britt Reid underwent surgery for unspecified injuries sustained in the crash.

In a statement last week, the Chiefs offered their thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in the crash.

Following the team's loss in Super Bowl LV, Andy Reid said his heart "bleeds" for the children that were injured in the crash.