The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday refused to reveal newly found details on the reason for Tiger Woods’ devastating crash in Southern California final month, citing imprecise privateness issues for the golf legend.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned detectives have found out what led Woods to crash his loaned 2021 Genesis GV80 on Feb. 23 — but claimed to want his permission to launch the details.
“A trigger has been decided, the investigation has concluded,” Villanueva mentioned throughout a reside social media occasion.
“It’s accomplished, signed, sealed and delivered,” he added. “Nevertheless, we are able to’t launch it with out the permission of the folks concerned within the collision.”
The division has reached out to Woods, 45, and his reps for permission to reveal the reason for the wreck, Villanueva mentioned.
“There’s some privateness points on releasing info on the investigation so we’re going to ask them in the event that they waive the privateness after which we will do a full launch on all the knowledge concerning the accident.”
The sheriff has beforehand been slammed for feedback he made in regards to the crash, together with calling it “purely an accident” and saying there was no proof of impairment.
He defended his company’s investigation of the crash earlier this month, saying the golf nice didn’t obtain particular remedy from regulation enforcement.
A witness who was first on the scene simply exterior Los Angeles mentioned he discovered Woods unconscious in his mangled SUV. But a sheriff’s deputy mentioned the athlete later seemed to be “calm and lucid” and capable of reply fundamental questions.
Investigators didn’t search to gather blood samples from Woods to display screen for medication and alcohol. In 2017, Woods checked himself right into a clinic for assist coping with pharmaceuticals after a DUI cost in his house state of Florida.
Detectives, nonetheless, did acquire a search warrant for the info recorder of the car, referred to as a black field. Villanueva wouldn’t say on Wednesday what info had been discovered on the black field.
Woods was hospitalized with severe accidents because of the crash, which occurred round 7 a.m. in Rolling Hills Estates. The golf star struck a raised median and his car crossed by two oncoming lanes and uprooted a tree on a downhill stretch that police mentioned is thought for wrecks.
He’s in Florida recovering from a number of surgical procedures to his legs.
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