• Brian L. Barefield

5-year-old involved in car accident caused by former Kansas City Chiefs coach awakens from coma.

The family of 5-year-old Ariel Young received some good news on Monday.

Young, who was hospitalized in critical care after being injured in a car crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid has awaken from her coma according to Tiffany Verhulst, who was in charge of the GoFundMe page for the family.

“Ariel is awake,” said Verhulst.

According to authorities on Feb.4, Reid’s vehicle was traveling on an entrance ramp heading towards the Chiefs team facility when his truck crashed into a disabled vehicle that had run out of gas, and another vehicle that was on the scene to help. Young was one of two children inside of the vehicle and sustained the worst of the injuries which were described as life-threatening.

Reid, who is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is currently under investigation for driving under the influence after he reported to the officers on the scene that he had up to three alcoholic drinks prior to the crash. Police issued a warrant seeking a blood test for Reid after he also admitted to taking the prescription drug Adderall prior to entering his vehicle.

The Chiefs organization has reported that Reid is no longer employed by the team after being placed on leave as his contract expired at the end of this past NFL season.

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