Professional golfer Bill Haas was reportedly hospitalized following a crash in Pacific Palisades, California, that killed the driver of the vehicle Haas was in and seriously injured the driver of another vehicle.
Golf Digest reported that the crash involving a Ferrari and a BMW occurred just before 6:30 p.m on Tuesday. The driver of the Ferrari, Mark Gibello, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene. Haas, 32, and the 50-year-old woman driving the other vehicle were taken to the hospital in serious condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Police said the Ferrari was traveling at high speeds when it crashed into multiple vehicles and a utility pole, according to the Los Angeles Times. Haas was staying with Gibello and his family at the time of the deadly accident.
“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 PGA said in a statement released Wednesday.
Jay Haas, Bill Haas’ father, told the Golf Channel that Bill had no broken bones but was in some pain and was experiencing swelling in his legs.
CBS News reported that a third vehicle driven by actor Luke Wilson was clipped by the Ferrari before the fatal crash and that Wilson was not injured. According to the Los Angeles Times, Wilson, 46, helped the injured parties out of their cars.
Haas was in town to play in this week’s Genesis Open. In light of the fatal crash, the PGA announced that Haas will withdraw from the event and will be head home to Greenville, South Carolina, to recover.
[Featured Image: Luke Wilson/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Bill Haas/AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File]