Pro golfer Bill Haas involved in deadly California crash

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Cape Town - American golfer Bill Haas was a passenger in a vehicle crash which left one person dead and two injured, Los Angeles police have said.

The PGA Tour said the driver of the auto who died was a member of the family that was hosting Haas during the Genesis Open golf tournament.

Actor Luke Wilson was also involved in the entire ordeal, although not in the actual crash.

The Riviera Country Club hosting the Open is just a few minutes' drive from Pacific Palisades.

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


The 35-year-old was in a Ferrari which collided with a BMW in the Pacific Palisades area at 18.31 on Tuesday (02:31 GMT, Wednesday).

But Haas, who earlier had been reported to be stable with serious injuries, was released from the hospital early this morning, his manager, Allen Hobbs, said in a statement.

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The Ferrari driver died at the scene of the crash.


Wilson and Haas were in a separate vehicle when the crash happened, FOX News.

"Bill was very fortunate", Jay Haas told the network.

Haas is expected to make a full recovery, his father Jay Haas told Golf Channel's Tod Lewis.

CNN attempted to reach a representative for Wilson but has not yet gotten a response.

A 50-year-old who was in the BMW was taken to hospital along with Haas.

Haas will withdraw from the Genesis Open so he can recover at home in Greenville, South Carolina, the PGA and his agent said.