KANSS CITY, MO ( Associated Press) — Former Kansas City head assistant coach Britt Reid pleaded guilty Monday, resulting in a 2021 felony, to driving seriously enough to cause bodily injury. The accident occurred when two vehicles were stopped on the freeway with them on the ramp. A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured after being hit by a truck.
Head coach Andy Reid’s 37-year-old son Reid was to go on trial on September 26. Britt Reid was facing up to seven years in prison, but because she pleaded guilty, she now faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison. He filed his petition in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City. His sentence has been fixed on October 28.
At interrogation, Reid confirmed that he understood the plea and Circuit Judge Charles McKenzie indicated that he could serve a shorter term in prison and be placed on probation for good behavior.
Investigators confirmed that Reed was drunk and driving at 85 mph when his truck collided with vehicles on the Interstate 435 on-ramp near Arrowhead Stadium on February 4, 2021.
Little Ariel Young, who was in one of the vehicles, suffered a traumatic brain injury. Six people were injured, including Reid.
“I’m really sorry for what I did,” Reid said. “It was a serious mistake and I apologized to the family. I had no intention of hurting anyone.”
Tom Porto, the attorney representing Ariel’s family, ruled that he was against the guilty plea.
“The five crime victims are upset that the prosecutor will not seek the maximum punishment allowed by law,” Porto said. “The defendant has committed other offenses and whose actions resulted in the 5-year-old girl falling into a coma and three more seriously injured.”
The Chiefs entered into a confidentiality agreement with Ariel’s family in November to pay for continued medical treatment and other expenses.
Reid had emergency surgery on the groin after the accident. The Chiefs placed Reid on administrative leave, and his work with the team ended after his contract expired.