Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid involved in multi-car accident
with serious injuries, under investigation
Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was in an accident
days before Super Bowl LV
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid was
involved in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday night, just three
days prior to Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Per 41 Action News, the crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. on
Interstate 435 in Kansas City -- one exit south of the Chiefs'
practice facility at the Truman Sports Complex. Two children
were injured in the multi-car accident.
Per Kansas City police, a white Dodge Ram that Reid was driving
collided with a Chevrolet Impala that had run out of gas and was
at a standstill on an exit ramp. The driver of the Impala had
called family for help before the accident, which arrived in a
Chevrolet Traverse that was parked in front of the disabled
vehicle. Reid struck the left front of the Impala, then
continued and struck the right rear of the Traverse.
A 5-year-old child in the backseat of the Traverse suffered life-
threatening injuries and a 4-year-old -- also sitting in the
backseat -- suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both
children were taken to a local hospital.
The Chiefs released the following statement:
"The organization has been made aware of a multi-vehicle
accident involving Outside Linebackers Coach, Britt Reid. We are
in the process of gathering information, and we will have no
further comment at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with
Police said investigators were trying to determine whether
driver impairment was a factor in the crash, which closed three
of the interstate's four lanes. According to a search warrant,
Reid told an officer he had two to three drinks. Reid complained
of stomach pain and was transported to an area hospital for
Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, has been on the
Chiefs coaching staff since his father was hired by the
franchise in 2013. He was a graduate assistant at Temple
University prior to being hired by in 2013 and was a training
camp intern on Reid's staff with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009.
Reid pleaded guilty in 2007 to gun and drug charges stemming
from a road-rage dispute, which included carrying a firearm
without a license. He was sentenced to eight to 23 months in
prison. He also pleaded guilty to DUI and drug charges from a
separate incident later that year.