Rashee Rice told police he was driving Lamborghini in hit-and-run car accident, lawyer says – USA TODAY

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Rashee Rice’s lawyer said that the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver admitted to driving the Lamborghini Urus that was part of a hit-and-run car accident in Dallas on Saturday.

In a news conference on Thursday, Royce West told media that his client informed police he was driving the luxury SUV in the accident. West said he does expect the the Dallas District Attorney’s Office to file charges against Rice from the incident.

West said Rice wants to take full ownership of his role in the crash.

“He’s gonna do everything in his power to bring that life back to as normal as possible in terms of injuries, in terms of property damage,” the lawyer said. “He’ll make certain that he is responsible for helping them to get through that particular part of this. Now don’t get us wrong, we understand that no one can ever bring back to a person who has been in an accident, help them get over the memories of being in an accident.”

According to the Texas Transportation Code, fleeing the scene of a car crash where there are minor injuries carries the punishment of up to five years in prison or one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

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On Wednesday, Rice, 23, publicly acknowledged the incident, although he didn’t reveal his role in the crash.

“Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday’s accident,” he wrote in a story posted to his verified Instagram page and a statement emailed to USA TODAY Sports by West. “I take full responsibility for my part in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities. I sincerely apologize to everyone impacted in Saturday’s accident.”

The crash, which sent two people to the hospital, took place Saturday evening on North Central Expressway in north Dallas.

According to a summary of the accident sent Sunday to USA TODAY Sports by Dallas Police Department spokeswoman Kristin Lowman, police determined that two drivers, one in a Chevrolet Corvette and the other in a Lamborghini, “were speeding in the far-left lane” before the drivers lost control. The Lamborghini then veered onto the shoulder and hit the center median wall, causing a “chain reaction collision” that involved four other cars.

Police said the drivers and occupants from both the Corvette and Lamborghini “all ran from the scene without stopping to determine if anyone needed medical help or providing their information.”

Two drivers were treated on the scene for minor injuries, while two passengers from a different car were taken to a local hospital, also for minor injuries.

A man who was driving the road Saturday sent his dash-cam video to the Dallas Morning News, confirming the police account of the accident.

In the clip, the Corvette and Lamborghini appear to speed past on the left side before the SUV appears to swipe a white Hyundai Accent. The Corvette collides with a van, which spins around. Three people appear to exit the Lamborghini and walk away.

According to ESPN, Rice leased the Lamborghini from an exotic car rental company, whose contractual rental agreement stipulated Rice to be the only person allowed to drive the car. According to the Dallas Morning News, police said the Corvette was believed to be registered to Rice.

Rice was born in Philadelphia, but is from North Richland Hills, a suburb west of Dallas. Rice played football at Richland High School and then played collegiately at Southern Methodist University, which is located about a mile from the site of the car crash.

Rice was a rookie in 2023 for Kansas City and caught 79 passes for 938 yards and seven touchdowns, becoming an important offensive piece as the Chiefs went on their run to a Super Bowl victory. Rice’s regular-season totals for receptions and yards ranked second on the team, behind only tight end Travis Kelce, and his receiving touchdown total led the team.

— Contributing: Lorenzo Reyes

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