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Golfer Bill Haas, actor Luke Wilson involved in deadly car crash

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Professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a deadly rollover crash in Los Angeles that also involved actor Luke Wilson, officials say. The crash killed the driver of the Ferrari Haas was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW. 

Professional golfer Bill Haas and actor Luke Wilson were involved in a fatal multi-car crash in Los Angeles.: haas-wilson-crash.jpg © WSPA haas-wilson-crash.jpg The Ferrari collided with the BMW in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood Tuesday evening, said officer James Stoughton. The male driver of the Ferrari died at the scene, according to Stoughton, and the other driver, a 50-year-old woman, was hospitalized in serious condition. 

Luke Wilson attends The Hollywood Reporter 2018 Sundance Studio at Sky Strada, Park City on January 20, 2018 in Park City, Utah. © (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for for The Hollywood Reporter) Luke Wilson attends The Hollywood Reporter 2018 Sundance Studio at Sky Strada, Park City on January 20, 2018 in Park City, Utah. A third vehicle -- an SUV -- driven by actor Wilson was clipped by the Ferrari, authorities said, but Wilson was not injured.

Jeff Fisher of the Los Angeles Police Department said Haas, a native of Greer, South Carolina, is "doing okay," CBS affiliate WSPA reports. Haas was treated at a hospital and released, according to his manager, Allen Hobbs. The six-time PGA Tour winner was shaken up and has withdrawn from this week's Genesis Open in Los Angeles, Hobbs said.    

A statement Wednesday by the PGA Tour and Haas' Players Group Management said the driver who was killed was a member of the family that Haas and his family were staying with for the Genesis Open.

FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Bill Haas gestures after a birdie on the first hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. Haas has been released from hospital after being a passenger in a car crash which left one person dead and two injured, police in Los Angeles have said. The crash involved a Ferrari and a BMW in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood at 6.31pm on Tuesday evening , Feb. 13, 2018, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A car that the LAPD said belonged to the actor Luke Wilson was hit by the Ferrari just before the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Bill Haas gestures after a birdie on the first hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. Haas has been released from hospital after being a passenger in a car crash which left one person dead and two injured, police in Los Angeles have said. The crash involved a Ferrari and a BMW in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood at 6.31pm on Tuesday evening , Feb. 13, 2018, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A car that the LAPD said belonged to the actor Luke Wilson was hit by the Ferrari just before the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) "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 said.

"He appreciates the support of friends, family and the golf world as a whole, and he has asked for privacy as he processes what has happened," the statement added.

Haas, 35, was in Pacific Palisades for the Genesis Open golf tournament.

The crash is under investigation.  

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