Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach under investigation after car crash

A Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach is under investigation after he was involved in a car crash that left a 5-year-old child with life-threatening injuries. 

Britt Reid, the outside linebackers coach and son of head coach Andy Reid, got in a car crash on Thursday near the team's stadium, according to a Kansas City Missouri Police Department report obtained by ESPN

The collision involved three vehicles: Britt Reid’s and two others that were parked on the side of the road. One car ran out of gas on the ramp to Interstate 435, so the driver called family members for help. 


While the two cars were parked on the side of the ramp, Reid hit the car that ran out of gas and then rear-ended the second car, which left a 4-year-old injured and a 5-year-old with life-threatening injuries. Both children were taken to the hospital, according to the report. 

A police officer’s statement obtained by ESPN said the officer at the scene smelled "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages" and saw that Reid’s eyes were bloodshot.

Reid, who has a history of driving under the influence, admitted that he had a couple of drinks before driving in addition to taking prescribed Adderall, the statement said. Reid ended up complaining about stomach issues and is now in the hospital. 

Reid’s injuries are unknown, but he could be in the hospital for days, a source told ESPN. Another source said that Reid will not be going to the Super Bowl on Sunday with his team. 

The police told ESPN that any charges won’t be filed until after the Super Bowl. No one else who was involved in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries. 

"The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid," the Chiefs said in a statement. "We are in the process of gathering information, and we will have no further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved."

The Hill has reached out to the Kansas City Missouri Police Department for a copy of the report.