[ACCIDENT] A C8 Corvette Driven By Raiders Wide Receiver Henry Ruggs III was Involved in Fatal DUI Crash


[ACCIDENT] A C8 Corvette Driven By Raiders Wide Receiver Henry Ruggs III was Involved in Fatal DUI Crash

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Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (22) was involved in a fatal DUI traffic accident early Tuesday morning after his C8 Corvette collided with a Toyota Rav4 in Las Vegas. Authorities say the fiery crash killed one person in the Rav4.

Ruggs will be charged with “DUI resulting in death” in connection with the crash according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The crash happened just before 3:40 am near the intersection of Rainbow Blvd and South Spring Valley Parkway. Las Vegas police say that Ruggs remained on the scene and showed signs of impairment. He was transported to UMC hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Las Vegas Raiders released this statement later on Tuesday:

“We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family,” the statement read. “We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police says that there is evidence the Corvette rear-ended the Toyota Rav4 which then caught on fire. First responders were able to put out the fire and they located a deceased woman in the Toyota.

Ruggs played college football for Alabama and was the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. TMZ Sports credits him with 24 receptions for 469 yards and two touchdowns this year.

TMZ Sports and Las Vegas Review Journal

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  1. They damn sight better throw the book at Ruggs. He better spend some serious time in a federal prison for this!

    Montana Bob

  2. Let’s see if he gains a better appreciation of the life he HAD before he *f*ed it all up by killing someone. He can kneel in prison…right in front of his new big cell mate.

  3. He will probably be looking for stricter alcohol laws like Baldwin is looking to reduce guns in movies.

  4. I’ve been involved in 6 accidents over 48 years of driving, none my fault.
    Two of those six were caused by drunk drivers.
    One was his 3rd offense in less than a year.
    No license, let alone insurance of course.
    Drunks come in all flavors.
    From everyday bums to NFL players…

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