Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for a drunk driving crash that left a 5-year-old girl with a brain injury.
Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, pleaded guilty in September to charges of driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.
According to the prosecution, Britt Reid was drunk while driving 84 mph near Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City when his Dodge truck slammed into two parked cars near an interstate entrance ramp on Feb. 4, 2021, days before the team’s appearance in Super Bowl LV.
Ariel Young, who was in one of the cars, was severely injured and spent 11 days in a coma. Her mother Felicia Miller had stopped to help the other driver, whose car had stalled.
“Ariel’s life forever changed because of Britt Reid,” Miller said in a statement read in court. “She will deal with this for the rest of her life.”
Five others, including Reid, were injured in the crash. The assistant coach, who had a blood-alcohol level of 0.113 percent, required emergency surgery.
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a settlement with Ariel Young’s family in November to pay for her ongoing medical treatment and other expenses.
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