Sources: Dallas Police seeking KC Chiefs WR Rashee Rice

Police believe a vehicle registered to Rice was involved in a street racing accident that sent two people to the hospital, sources say.

dallas — Dallas Police are looking for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice in connection to a multiple-vehicle accident on Saturday evening, sources confirm to WFAA.

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 -- were speeding in the far left lane of Central Expressway when the 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 cars involved to six.

Police said the occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette ran from 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.

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.

Sources said police believe a car registered in Rice's name was one of the cars speeding along the highway, and that the two vehicles were racing. 

Dallas County jail records do not show Rice having been booked as of Sunday morning. 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.

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 SMU athletic department for comment and will update this story should they respond.

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


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