Rashee Rice: Video shows crash allegedly involving NFL wideout – WFAA.com

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Sources: Dallas Police are seeking the Kansas City Chiefs wideout in connection to multi-vehicle, Saturday evening Central Expressway crash that hospitalized two.

DALLAS — Dallas police met with Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice on Wednesday in connection to a multiple-vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday evening, according to Rice’s Instagram stories.

According to DPD, officers responded at around 6:25 p.m. to calls of a multi-vehicle crash on the 6600 block of North Central Expressway, near the Lovers Lane exit. Police said that their preliminary investigation determined that two vehicles — a Chevrolet Corvette and a Lamborghini, per a DPD statement — were speeding in the far left lane of the highway when both drivers lost controls of their vehicles. 

Per their investigation, police said the Lamborghini swerved onto the highway’s shoulder and hit the center-median wall divider, causing a chain reaction that involved four more vehicles in the collision, bringing the total number of vehicles involved to six.

Police said the occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette left the scene before police arrived, without offering insurance information or checking to see if any of the other victims were in need of medical assistance.

Dashcam footage of the incident obtained by WFAA shows corroborates the Dallas Police account of the incident. It also shows three men emerging and walking away from the Lamborghini SUV after it came to a stop in the second-from-the-right lane on the highway.

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Rashee Rice’s attorney, State Sen. Royce West, issued a statement on Monday afternoon, saying that Rice’s thoughts are with everyone impacted by the incident.

“Rashee is cooperating with local authorities and will take all necessary steps to address this situation responsibly,” West said in the statement.

On Wednesday, April 3, Rice posted the following statement on his Instagram stories:

“Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday’s incident. 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.”

According to police, Dallas Fire Rescue teams treated two drivers at the scene for minor injuries and transported two occupants from another of the involved vehicles to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Attorney Marc Lenahan told WFAA he represents one victim who remained hospitalized Sunday night. 

“They were just headed down the highway to meet friends for dinner, like we all do,” Lenahan said. “Two vehicles were going way too fast on a highway at 6:30 at night, filled with families and everybody else trying to get home, get to meals, or be with loved ones. These people thought they were too cool for all that.” 

Sources said police believe one of the speeding vehicles was registered in Rice’s name. Sources also said that police believe the Lamborghini and Corvette were street racing at the time of the accident. 

Dallas County jail records do not show Rice having been booked as of Sunday afternoon. It is not yet clear in what capacity police have been trying to find Rice. 

DPD spokespeople did not clarify when asked for comment, and have not yet named Rice as a suspect in their official statements.

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A native of North Richland Hills, Rice was a standout receiver for four seasons at SMU before being selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round with the No. 55 overall section of the 2023 NFL Draft. He pulled in 96 catches for 1,355 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, being named a second-team AP All-American. He led the Mustangs in receiving for three of his four seasons on the Hilltop.

In his first NFL season, Rich snagged 79 catches for 938 yards — good for second place among rookie wideouts in the league in both categories — while also hauling in seven receiving touchdowns on the year. 

Rice also caught six passes for 39 yards in the Chiefs’ 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.

WFAA has reached out to the Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL for comment and will update this story should they respond.

A spokesperson with the SMU athletic department said he was not aware of any Saturday events at the school’s nearby campus that Rice may have been attending. The department is still gathering information about the wreck, he said. 

Lenahan said there is “nothing at all surprising” about the crash. 

“It’s really only the names involved that are getting anybody’s attention,” Lenahan added. “This exact same thing happens over and over again. This office is filled with the names of widows and children nobody has ever heard of. It’s because of people thinking they can drive cooler than the laws of physics will allow.” 

This is a developing story. It will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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