Kansas City Chiefs’ Rashee Rice cooperating with authorities after crash with speeding luxury cars

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice is cooperating with authorities after his alleged involvement in a high-speed crash in Dallas, his attorney said.

Two luxury cars were involved in the crash and the occupants of the vehicles walked away from the scene, authorities said.

Rice “will take all necessary steps to address this situation responsibly,” his attorney, Royce West, said in a statement. West is a Democratic state senator whose district includes part of the Dallas area.

“On behalf of Rashee Rice, his thoughts are with everyone impacted by the automobile accident on Saturday,” West said in the statement.

Officers were called to North Central Expressway in Dallas at 6:25 p.m. Saturday after two speeding drivers lost control and crashed, “causing a chain reaction collision involving four other vehicles.”

Police told The Dallas Morning News on Sunday that the drivers were in a Corvette and a Lamborghini and that the Lamborghini veered onto the shoulder and hit the expressway’s median wall.

The Morning News reported that one of the cars is leased or registered to Rice and that a Dallas police call sheet seen by the newspaper lists Rice as the person who authorities believe was behind the wheel of the Corvette.

Police have not identified any of the people involved in the crash.

“The occupants of the Lamborghini and the Corvette all ran from the scene without stopping to determine if anyone needed medical help or providing their information,” police told the newspaper.

No major injuries were reported, according to police, but two people were treated at the scene, and two others were taken to a local hospital.

Video posted on social media by Kayla Quinn, who said she was in one of the cars that was hit, appears to show the damage to the driver’s side of her vehicle. A Facebook post from someone who said she is Quinn’s mother said Quinn’s 4-year-old son was in the car.

Video taken by a bystander and shared on social media by Quinn’s mother shows several people walking away from the scene. The bystander asks them whether they are all right and whether they are “just gonna leave it.”

Attorney Marc C. Lenahan is representing one of the victims of the crash and helping a second, he told NBC News.

“From their perspective, they were just driving along,” Lenahan said. “One of them was headed to dinner with friends and family at 6:30, like most of us were on a Saturday night before Easter with, you know, people in town.”

That’s when they saw “a flash” behind them, he said.

“And then all of a sudden, they’re spinning and getting T-boned,” Lenahan said.

Rice, who grew up in the Dallas area, was drafted by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft and was part of the team’s Super Bowl win in February.

He logged 39 yards on six receptions during the Super Bowl, an impressive achievement for a rookie receiver in a hard-fought championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.

The NFL would not specifically comment on the crash, but said it’s standard “to monitor developments and connect with the team” any time there’s an incident involving a player.

The Chiefs have not responded to a request for comment.

In an interview on “Mundo in the Morning” on Kansas City radio station KCMO, Chiefs president Mark Donovan said the team will “react accordingly” after all the facts are gathered.

“In all these situations you have to wait until you have all the facts, and frankly, we don’t have all the facts at this point,” Donovan told Pete Mundo on Monday. “The one comforting fact that we do have is that there was a multi-car crash in Texas, in Dallas, and fortunately, it doesn’t appear that anyone was hurt, and we should be grateful for that. We’ll get to the bottom of it, we’ll gather the facts, and we’ll react accordingly.”

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