Girl 'awakens' from coma after crash involving Andy Reid's son


The condition of a 5-year-old girl has apparently improved after she was gravely injured in a car crash involving the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid earlier this month.

Ariel Young, who has been in a coma since the Feb. 5 incident, was "awake" on Monday, according to a GoFundMe fundraiser set up by relatives.

"Ariel is awake," read an update posted by a cousin.

A car carrying Young was one of two vehicles struck by former Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid's pickup truck in the shoulder lane of an entrance ramp on Interstate 435 in Kansas City, according to a police report.

One of the vehicles was disabled on the shoulder, while the other had pulled over to assist, according to the report.

Young's 4-year-old cousin also suffered a broken nose and concussion in the incident.

Britt Reid reportedly told responding officers he'd consumed Adderall and two or three alcoholic beverages before getting behind the wheel. The 35-year-old has a previous DUI offense, as well as a history of alcohol and substance abuse.

The Chiefs opted not to re-sign Britt Reid when his contract expired at season's end. Chiefs coach Andy Reid later revealed his son, who did not travel with the team for Super Bowl LV in Tampa, had undergone surgery for injuries suffered in the crash. An investigation was ongoing, and Reid had not been charged in the crash.

The fundraiser for Young had surpassed $490,000 by midday Tuesday.

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