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Calif. Authorities: Primary cause of Tiger Woods car crash was speeding, no signs of impairment

Sheriff Alex Villanueva of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) speaks about a task force targeting wage theft outside of the Hall of Justice on February 9, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Sheriff Alex Villanueva of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD). (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 4:50 PM PT – Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Authorities in California announced the primary cause of legendary golfer Tiger Woods’ car crash was speeding. During a briefing on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was traveling at over 80 mph right before the crash and struck a tree at 75 mph.

Authorities also said there was no evidence woods was impaired and no evidence of narcotics or medications in his vehicle. Villanueva defended his department’s handling of the matter by asserting Woods received no special treatment.

“I know there’s a lot of experts who claim they’re drug recognition people said, ‘oh, they should have drawn blood’ or ‘done this’ or ‘done that,’” Villanueva noted. “And without the signs of impairment, we don’t get to the point where we can actually author a search warrant and develop the probable cause to get that and execute that search warrant. So that did not happen and that is not preferential treatment that would occur in any collision of this type based on these circumstances.”

Authorities mentioned they received permission from Woods’ family to release the findings of the investigation.

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