Chiefs linebacker coach Britt Reid will not travel with the team to Tampa, Fla. For Super Bowl 55 after being involved in a multiple vehicle crash Thursday night that left a 5-year-old girl behind seriously injured. ESPN and NFL.com reported on Friday.
Kansas City, Missouri police say Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, drove his Ram pickup in a Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Traverse that were pulled over on a freeway entrance ramp just south of the team compound (by Kansas City KSHB TV Station). The Impala was out of gas and its occupants called relatives for help. The parents stopped in the Traverse.
The injured girl was sitting in the backseat of the Traverse. A 4-year-old girl sitting with her suffered non-fatal injuries, Kansas City police said. Reid was slightly injured, police said. No one else was reported injured.
Police are investigating whether Reid was driving impaired. No charges were filed on Friday evening. According to the KSHB report, Kansas City Police said in a search warrant request that Reid told them he had consumed two or three alcoholic drinks. Police said they smelled “a moderate smell of alcoholic beverages” and Reid’s eyes were bloodshot and red. They also claimed that Reid told them he was the driver of the Ram truck.
Police drew blood from Reid at a local hospital after a Jackson County judge approved an officers request.
The Chiefs said in a statement Friday that they were aware of the accident and were gathering information.
Reid, 35, has been on his father’s staff in Kansas City since 2013.
Six years earlier, young Reid had pleaded guilty to drug, assault and weapons charges in Pennsylvania following a road rage incident in which Reid threw a gun at another motorist. The judge in the case sentenced Reid to between eight and 23 months in prison and five years of probation.
Reid was arrested again in August 2007, this time on DUI and drug charges. He pleaded guilty to this case in February 2008 and was sentenced to one to six months in prison. He received credit for the time spent and was conditionally released less than a week later, KSHB reported.