Chiefs’ Wide Receiver Hunted by Police Following Car Crash

Dallas law enforcement is reportedly on the hunt for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice, who is suspected of involvement in a high-speed car race that culminated in a six-car collision on Saturday night. The Dallas Morning News reported that Rice, 23, is believed to have been behind the wheel of a Corvette that was racing a Lamborghini prior to the accident. The crash resulted in minor injuries for four individuals, two of whom required hospitalization while the other two received treatment at the scene.

According to a police call sheet obtained by the Dallas Morning News, the drivers of the Corvette and Lamborghini fled the scene post-crash without stopping to assist or check on the condition of the other involved parties. This information was confirmed by Dallas police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman. A dashcam video obtained by WFAA captured the terrifying moment when the two speeding cars lost control and collided with several other vehicles.

The report further stated that a vehicle “believed to be registered or leased to” Rice was involved in the accident, which occurred on the North Central Expressway in northeast Dallas around 6:20 p.m. CT. The Corvette and Lamborghini were reportedly speeding in the far-left lane when they lost control. The Lamborghini then hit the center median wall, triggering a chain reaction collision involving four other vehicles.

As of Sunday morning, it was unclear whether Rice was suspected of any charges, as he was not listed in county jail records. Rice, a North Richland Hills native, played four years at SMU before being drafted by the Chiefs in the second round (55th overall) of last year’s NFL draft.

In his rookie season, Rice made a significant impact with 79 receptions for 938 yards, leading the team with seven touchdown catches across 16 games, including eight starts. He was the Chiefs’ top wide receiver last season, ranking second on the team in receptions and receiving yards behind star tight end Travis Kelce.

During the Chiefs’ four-game postseason run, which culminated in their second consecutive Super Bowl title and their third in the last five seasons, Rice had 26 catches for 262 yards and a touchdown. In the Chiefs’ Super Bowl 2024 victory over the 49ers, Rice had six catches for 39 yards.