LOS ANGELES — The driver of a Ferrari carrying pro golfer Bill Haas was killed after crashing and rolling the Italian sports car in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades neighborhood, police said.
Police did not identify the driver. A statement from the PGA Tour and Haas’ manager, Allen Hobbs, identified the driver in Tuesday night’s “serious car accident” as a member of a family with whom Haas was staying for the Genesis Open.
The 35-year-old golfer was slated to tee off Thursday in the tournament. The Riviera Country Club hosting the Open is just a few minutes’ drive from Pacific Palisades. Haas is currently ranked 67th in the world.
“While Bill escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital, he is understandably shaken up and — more importantly — his deepest condolences go out to the host family during this tragic and difficult time,” the statement said.
Though the statement says Haas avoided serious injury, the Los Angeles Fire Department said the golfer was transported to a hospital in serious condition. The Ferrari’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Haas will withdraw from the Genesis Open so he can recover at home in Greenville, South Carolina, the PGA and his agent said.
The Ferrari clipped a Toyota SUV driven by actor Luke Wilson before colliding with a BMW, Los Angeles Police Detective Jeff Fischer told CNN affiliate KTLA. The SUV suffered only minor damage.
“If you look at the scene, you see scrub marks,” Fischer told the station. “I believe there was a little bit of speed to it.”
A 50-year-old woman was also injured and transported to a local hospital in serious condition, according to the fire department. It’s not clear what vehicle she was traveling in.
CNN attempted to reach a representative for Wilson but has not yet gotten a response.