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Golfer Bill Haas, Luke Wilson involved in deadly LA car crash


Pro golfer Bill Haas was injured Tuesday night when the Ferrari he was riding in struck multiple cars and flipped over — killing the driver.


Haas was in the passenger seat of the dark-red Ferrari when it rolled over on a Los Angeles street just before 6:30 p.m. local time.


The driver, identified as Mark Gibello, died at the scene.


The deadly crash began along North Chautauqua Boulevard in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades section, when the Ferrari sideswiped a Toyota SUV driven by actor Luke Wilson.


“His vehicle basically just got clipped by the Ferrari,” Detective Jeff Fischer of the Los Angeles Police Department told KTLA of the “Old School” actor. Wilson, 46, didn’t suffer any serious injuries.

Haas is in Los Angeles for a golf tournament this week.

(Chuck Burton/AP)


The southbound Ferrari crashed into a BMW that was heading north moments later.


The BMW flipped on its side and slid up against a parked car, according to local ABC affiliate KABC.


It wasn’t immediately clear how fast either car was going at the time.


A 50-year-old woman who was driving the BMW was taken to the hospital.

The Ferrari driver died at the scene of the crash.

The Ferrari driver died at the scene of the crash.

(Palisadian-Post)


Haas, 35, was also rushed to the hospital but released early Wednesday.


Fischer told KTLA the six-time PGA champion is “doing okay,” but a source told Golf Digest that Haas is “not good.”


His father, Jay Haas, told Golf Channel he suffered pain and swelling in both lefts, but didn’t break any bones.


The golf champion is in Los Angeles to compete in the Genesis Open this week, which is being held at the Riviera Country Club — located a few miles from the crash.

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Wilson’s car was sideswiped moments before the crash, but the actor wasn’t injured.

(Rich Fury/Rich Fury/Invision/AP)


Haas now plans to withdraw from the torunament, according to a joint statement from his manager and the PGA Tour.


“He appreciates the support of friends, family and the golf world as a whole, and he has asked for privacy as he processes what has happened,” the statement read.


Haas plans to return home to Greenville, S.C., to recover. 


The statement described the driver as “a member of the family with whom Haas and his family were staying for the Genesis Open.”  

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