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Bill Haas injured in fatal wreck in Pacific Palisades

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Bill Haas was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Pacific Palisades, Calif., that left one person dead and two injured.
 
 
 

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Bill Haas was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Pacific Palisades, Calif., that left one person dead and two injured.

 

 

 



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Greer native Bill Haas was a passenger in this Ferrari that was involved in multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Pacific Palisades, Calif., that left one person dead and two injured.

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Greer native Bill Haas was a passenger in this Ferrari that was involved in multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Pacific Palisades, Calif., that left one person dead and two injured.

 

Update: The driver of the Ferrari, who was identified by a coroner's official Wednesday as 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bill Haas was released from the hospital and has withdrawn from the tournament and is headed back to his home in South Carolina.

"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 read.

Gibello was hosting Haas at his home this week.

Earlier story: Greer native Bill Haas was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Pacific Palisades, Calif., that left one person dead and actor Luke Wilson injured.

Haas, 35, was a passenger in a Ferrari just before 6:30 p.m. that left the unidentified driver, 70, of the supercar dead in the rollover crash, according to fire officials. A Toyota FJ SUV driven by Wilson was also involved before the fatal crash.

The Ferrari crashed with a BMW that injured that unidentified driver, 50, in serious condition according to multiple reports.

Hass was seriously injured but was released from an area hospital with no broken bones, but some pain and swelling in his legs, according to Jay Haas, Bill’s father, and reported on the Golf Channel. Bill is expected to make a full recovery, according to Jay.

Wilson, 46, an avid golfer who has played in the BMW Pro-Am Charity tournament, did not sustain a serious injury, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His vehicle reportedly got sideswiped.

Haas was scheduled to play in this week’s Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club nearby.

The crash, occurred at 500 N. Chautauqua Blvd., a short drive from the Riviera Country Club, according to the LAPD.

See KTLA’s video report.

Bill Haas was South Carolina High School League state champion as a junior and senior at Riverside High School. RHS also won the state championship. 

He was a Junior All-America and South Carolina Junior Player of the Year in 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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