Wednesday, April 7

Associated Press: Tiger Woods Was Going Nearly 90 MPH; Excessive Speed Caused Crash, According to LA County Sheriff

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TIGER WOODS WAS GOING TOO FAST "on a downhill stretch of road." It was the reason Tiger left his side of the road in the borrowed SUV, crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic and uprooted a tree.

[LA County] Sheriff Alex Villanueva blamed the Feb. 23 crash solely on excessive speed and Woods' loss of control behind the wheel.

"The primary causal factor for this traffic collision was driving at a speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway," the sheriff told a news conference.

Woods was driving 84 to 87 mph (135 to 140 kph) in an area that had a speed limit of 45 mph (72 kph), Villanueva said.

Tiger will not be cited. The sheriff's department also said Tiger told deputies he had not had any medications or alcohol before the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

Tiger issued the following statement on Twitter.

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