Former Chiefs Assistant Coach Britt Reid Charged With DWI in Crash That Left Five-Year-Old With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Missouri prosecutors charged former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid with DWI on Monday in connection with the February crash that critically injured a 5-year-old, leaving her with severe traumatic brain injury.

Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Reid, 35, will be surrendering later in the day on the charge of driving while intoxicated, resulting in serious physical injury. Attorney information for Reid was not immediately available.

On Feb. 4, three days before the Chiefs played in the Super Bowl, Reid was driving his pickup truck on a highway near the team’s training complex next to Arrowhead Stadium when he struck two vehicles that were stopped on the side of the highway, court documents said.

Reid, who is the son of Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid, was allegedly traveling at over 82 mph in a 65 mph zone right before the crash, the court documents said.

Ariel Young, 5, was critically injured with “life-threatening injuries” and was hospitalized. Ariel suffered “severe traumatic brain injury, a parietal fracture, brain contusions and subdural hematomas,” according to prosecutors.

Her family’s attorney told “Good Morning America” in March that she likely has permanent brain damage.

Another vehicle occupant suffered facial lacerations and a concussion, the court documents said.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Ivan Pereira

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