Police: 5-year-old breathing unassisted after crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach

The crash remains under investigation.


The Kansas City Police Department said Tuesday afternoon the 5-year-old girl that was injured in a crash earlier this month involving former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid is breathing on her own but is still unresponsive.

The news comes less than 24 hours after her family shared an update on a GoFundMe page for the girl’s medical expenses saying she had awakened from a coma after the crash.


"Ariel is awake," according to the Monday night update from the family.

Authorities said on Feb. 4, Britt Reid's truck slammed into a car that had run out of gas at Interstate 435 and Stadium Drive and an SUV with two children — ages 4 and 5 — inside.

Britt Reid is under investigation for "impairment," as he told an officer he had two to three drinks prior to the crash, according to a police search warrant application obtained by KMBC 9 Investigates.

The crash remains under investigation and police said again Tuesday they will not discuss or comment on an open investigation.

Britt Reid is the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. He was also the Chiefs' outside linebackers coach.

A report last week said Britt Reid is no longer employed by the team. Citing a league source, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Britt Reid "was placed on leave with the Chiefs through the duration of his contract, which has since expired and he no longer is an employee with the club."