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5-year-old girl injured in crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid

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The 5-year-old girl who was injured in a crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid "likely" has permanent brain damage, her family's lawyer said. Attorney Tom Porto gave an update Tuesday in an interview with "Good Morning America" on the health status of Ariel Young, who emerged from a coma in February.

"She's awake, which is a huge development," Porto said. "Likely, she has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She's not walking. It's a sad, sad story."

Tiffany Verhulst, the child's aunt, said in a GoFundMe page for Young that she will be in a "wheelchair for the foreseeable future."

"We don't know how long it will take before she responds or talks again but we will never give up hope," Verhulst wrote Tuesday. The girl was critically injured and a 4-year-old child sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the February 4 collision involving Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, CBS affiliate KCTV reported. Police said the younger Reid's truck hit a car that ran out of gas and then hit another car that was being driven by the relatives of the driver of the first car. A woman in the second car told police she crawled out of the vehicle and asked Reid to call 911 because she had lost her phone in the crash, according to KCTV. Police said in a search warrant that when they arrived on scene, Reid smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot, according to KCTV. When asked if he had been drinking, one officer said Reid told him he had "2-3 drinks," KCTV reported. The crash occurred three days before the Chiefs lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.

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