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Family: Ariel, girl hurt in Britt Reid crash, now awake

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Feb 15, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ariel, the 5-year-old-girl hurt in a crash involving former Chiefs employee Britt Reid, woke up late Monday night, according to family.

Tiffany Verhulst posted the update on the GoFundMe page started for Ariel's medical expenses. Earlier in the day, Verhulst wrote that Ariel remained in a coma and the family wasn't sure "when she may come out of it."

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Donors have given more than $480,000 through the page.

Ariel has been in the hospital since Feb. 4, when a truck from Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid was driving crashed into the vehicle she was in.

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

Britt Reid, who is Chiefs head coach Andy Reid's son, admitted he had two or three drinks before driving that night and had also taken prescribed Adderall.

He was taken to the hospital after the crash, too, with stomach pain and underwent surgery, Andy Reid later said.

Britt Reid is no longer employed with the Chiefs organization.

The investigation into the crash continues and no criminal charges have been filed.