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Woods was speeding before crash: sheriff | The Islander

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Tiger Woods was speeding when he crashed an SUV in California in February, leaving the golf superstar seriously injured, authorities say.

Woods was driving at between 84-87mph (135-140km/h) on a downhill stretch of road outside Los Angeles that had a speed limit of 45mph (72km/h), Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Wednesday.

The stretch of road is known for wrecks and drivers hitting speeds so high that there is an emergency exit for runaway vehicles just beyond where Woods crashed.

Villanueva blamed the February 23 crash solely on excessive speed and Woods’ loss of control behind the wheel.

Sheriff’s Captain James Powers said there was no evidence that the golfer braked throughout the wreck and that it’s believed Woods…



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