Rashee Rice faces 8 charges in Central Expressway hit-and-run crash, Dallas Police say – NBC DFW

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Arrest warrants have been issued for NFL player and North Texas native Rashee Rice and another driver in connection with a hit-and-run crash on Central Expressway last month that injured four people, Dallas Police say.

Police allege on March 30 that Rice, 23, and another driver identified as 21-year-old Theodore Knox, were speeding along U.S. Highway 75 near University Boulevard in a Lamborghini SUV and a Corvette when they caused a chain reaction crash involving four other vehicles that was recorded on a witness’s dashcam video.

Both Rice and Knox have been charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury, and six counts of collision involving injury. Neither of the men are in custody at this time, police said.

In addition to the crash, the dashcam video showed the occupants of the sports cars getting out of the vehicles and walking away.

“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,” Dallas Police said after the crash. “Two of the involved drivers were treated at the scene by Dallas Fire-Rescue for minor injuries and two occupants of another vehicle were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.”

Five days after the crash, Texas Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, who represents Rice, gave a statement admitting his client told police he was driving one of the luxury sports cars involved in the crash.

“During the interview, Mr. Rice acknowledged that he was driving the Lamborghini,” Royce West said. “That was the question that was asked. And he responded to that, that he was driving the Lamborghini.”

Deandra Grant, an attorney representing Knox told NBC 5 on Wednesday that Knox has “cooperated fully with law enforcement” but that they had no further comment.

Rice’s employer, the Kansas City Chiefs, had no comment on the recent warrants. However, our partners at KSHB News obtained a statement from the offices of Senator Royce West that reads:

“There has been an arrest warrant issued for Mr. Rice. Attorney West will be accompanying Mr. Rice to turn himself in.”

Rice, who grew up in North Richland Hills and played college football at SMU before being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2023, issued a public apology on Instagram on April 4.

The passengers of the vehicles who left the scene will not be charged, police said. Dallas Police said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Late Wednesday evening, Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia released a statement that reads in part:

“This case was conducted as all cases are conducted, thorough and fair, as that is what all victims deserve, and what our city demands. An investigation has no timeline. We will not be pressured, we will do what is right. Our men and women work to determine who is involved, how they were involved, conduct interviews, and gather evidence to build a solid case to hold people accountable for dangerous conduct in our city.”

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