Attorney-Chief Rashi Rice was driving a Lamborghini in a crash

DALLAS — Kansas City Chiefs player Rushie Rice was the driver of one of two speeding SUVs that left after causing a serial crash on a Dallas freeway over the weekend, the wide receiver's attorney said Thursday.

Rice's attorney, state Sen. Royce West, said why Rice left in Saturday's crash was “a good question that is still under investigation,” but he declined to go into detail. West expects charges will be filed against Rice, who was driving the Lamborghini SUV, he said at a news conference without his client.

“He's a young man who made a mistake,” West said Thursday, adding that Rice's “heart breaks” for those who were hurt. Police said the accident occurred between a Lamborghini, a Corvette and four other vehicles, resulting in four people sustaining minor injuries.

The Corvette driver also left without determining whether anyone needed medical attention or providing their information, police said. West said Thursday that the Corvette was owned by Rice, but no information about the driver had been released.

Rice posted on his Instagram account on Wednesday that he took “full responsibility” for his role in the wreck.

Police said the drivers of the Corvette and Lamborghini were speeding on the far left side when they lost control and the Lamborghini hit the shoulder and struck the center median wall, causing the chain-reaction collision.

Rice, 23, “will do everything he can to get their lives back to as normal as possible as far as injuries and property damage,” West said.

Police said Thursday that investigators are interviewing witnesses, victims and others who may have been involved.

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Kyle Coker, an attorney for the Dallas-based exotic car rental company, said Rice was renting the Lamborghini from The Classic Lifestyle.

Rice was born in Philadelphia but grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, a suburb of North Richland Hills. He played college football at nearby SMU, where his senior season in 2022 put the wide receiver on the radar of NFL teams. The Chiefs selected him in the second round of last year's draft, and he quickly became one of the only reliable options in their passing game.

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