Pro golfer Bill Haas was injured in a fatal car crash Tuesday night in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
The PGA Tour and Haas' manager, Allen Hobbs, confirmed in a statement Wednesday morning that Haas, 35, was a passenger in the car that was involved in the accident. According to the statement, Haas avoided serious injuries and was planning to return to his home in Greenville, S.C., after his release from the hospital.
Los Angeles County fire officials told Los Angeles TV station KTLA that the driver of the Ferrari in which Haas was a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The PGA statement said that the person killed was a member of the family hosting Haas and his family for this weekend's Genesis Open.
KTLA reported that the driver of the BMW involved in the crash, a 50-year-old woman, was hospitalized.
Bill Haas has been released from the hospital after being involved in a car accident.https://t.co/5mjaIgVD5i— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 14, 2018
#TrafficCollision; 6:31PM; 500 N Chautauqua Bl; https://t.co/mcdNj76XTf; #PacificPalisades; Two car collision with rollover. One person DOA (age/gender unk) and two patients being transported (35M and 50F both in ... https://t.co/4phzOcw5wV— LAFD (@LAFD) February 14, 2018
Haas' father, Jay, told Golf Channel on Wednesday that his son had pain and swelling in one of his legs but had been released from the hospital.
"Bill was very fortunate," Jay Haas told the network.
Police told KTLA that an SUV owned by actor Luke Wilson was sideswiped by the Ferrari before the fatal crash.
The PGA said that Haas, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour, will withdraw from the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club.
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