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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice is cooperating with authorities in Dallas after a car that is registered or leased in his name was involved in a multicar crash on Saturday, his attorney said Monday.

“On behalf of Rashee Rice, his thoughts are with everyone impacted by the automobile accident on Saturday. Rashee is cooperating with local authorities and will take all necessary steps to address this situation responsibly,” attorney Royce West said in a statement.

Law enforcement officials had told the Dallas Morning News on Sunday that they were searching for Rice in their investigation of the six-vehicle accident that resulted in minor injuries for four people, including two who were taken to the hospital. Police responded to the crash at approximately 6:20 p.m. on Saturday.

A Dallas police spokeswoman told the newspaper that a driver in a Chevrolet Corvette and a driver in a Lamborghini were speeding and both lost control of their vehicles, with the Lamborghini hitting the median wall and causing “a chain reaction collision involving four other vehicles.”

Dashcam video from a person traveling behind the crash Saturday was released on Sunday. A police spokeswoman told the Morning News that occupants of the Lamborghini and the Corvette ran from the crash site. TMZ posted photos of several individuals leaving the scene.

“In all these situations you have to wait until you have all the facts and frankly, we don’t have all the facts at this point,” Chiefs president Mark Donovan told KCMO radio on Monday. “The one comforting fact that we do have is that there was a multicar crash in Texas, in Dallas, and fortunately, it doesn’t appear that anyone was hurt, and we should be grateful for that. We’ll get to the bottom of it, we’ll gather the facts, and we’ll react accordingly.”

Rice, 23, grew up in the Fort Worth suburb of North Richland Hills, Texas, and played all four years of his college career in Dallas at SMU before being drafted by the Chiefs in the second round last year.

The 6-foot-1 Rice emerged as Kansas City’s top wide receiver last season, finishing second on the team in receptions (79) and receiving yards (938) — behind only Travis Kelce — and a team-leading seven touchdown catches. He also had 26 catches for 262 yards and a touchdown during the Chiefs’ four-game postseason run en route to their second straight Super Bowl championship.

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