Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, son of coach Andy Reid, involved in car accident in Kansas City that injured two children

The Kansas City Chiefs have confirmed in a statement that assistant linebackers coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a multiple-vehicle crash Thursday night in Kansas City that injured two young children.

The statement read, “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.”

Reid, 35, has worked on the Chiefs' coaching staff since 2013.

The crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday south of the Chiefs' practice facility, according to Kansas City's 41 Action News. Reid's vehicle struck a stranded vehicle. The driver and two children, a 4-year-old and 5-year-old, were in the vehicle at the time. The 5-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the report. Both children were transported to a local hospital.

The Chiefs are scheduled to arrive in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday for Super Bowl 55. Reid isn’t expected to make the trip, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement on that decision.

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