Tiger Woods was driving at an unsafe speed when he wrecked his vehicle in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Wednesday at a press conference.
Woods was driving between 84 and 87 mph when he first made impact, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. He was driving 75 mph when the vehicle hit a tree. The posted speed limit was 45 mph.
Authorities said there was no evidence of impairment when first responders arrived. Officials said Woods had no recollection of the wreck.
The stretch of road where the crash occurred has been known for high speed. There is an emergency exit for runaway vehicles just beyond where Woods crashed.
Detectives did not seek search warrants for Woods’ blood samples, which could have been screened for drugs or alcohol. Investigators did search the SUV’s black box days after the crash.
Woods had been in the area on Feb. 23 to host his PGA tournament, the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. He was driving a Genesis SUV loaned to him by the tournament.
Woods said that he did not know how the crash happened, and he didn’t remember driving. When a witness first approached the scene of the crash, Woods was unconscious, but a sheriff’s deputy said that Woods was in a state of shock and was able to answer simple questions.
Authorities have said there was no evidence Woods was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the wreck. He suffered significant leg injuries in the crash and was moved back to his home in Florida last month.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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