Britt Reid, who is reported to have previous DUI, drug and gun charges, is now being investigated to determine whether he was impaired at the time of the crash. KSHB, citing a KCPD police report, said that Britt Reid’s pickup truck struck a Chevrolet Traverse that had arrived on the side of the highway to assist a Chevrolet Impala that had run out of gas.
Police said Chevy Impala ran out of gas near I-435 and Stadium Drive around 9 p.m. The driver called a relative, who pulled up to the scene to help. That’s when a Dodge Ram truck struck both vehicles. The crash left two children hurt a five year old critically and a 4-year old with non life threatening injuries.
Britt Reid, a Temple University graduate, served as a training camp intern for the Philadelphia Eagles on Andy’s staff in 2009. He spent the next two years as a graduate assistant at his alma mater before joining the Chiefs’ staff in 2013.
Britt Reid spent his first two seasons in Kansas City as a defensive quality control coach. He was promoted to assistant defensive line coach in 2015.
The crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday on southbound Interstate 435 near Eastwood Traffic way, which is one exit south of the Chiefs’ practice facility at the Truman Sports Complex.
The Chiefs issued 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 everyone involved.”
Statement from the Kansas City Chiefs on Outside Linebackers Coach Britt Reid
The family said that the five year old suffered severe brain trauma and the family has set up a GoFundMe page to cover her medical expenses.