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.
Rainbow is still closed in both directions while fatal investigators get a better look with daylight. Waiting for @LVMPD to release info on injuries or fatalities. @8NewsNow https://t.co/cS6w8Rrvb5 pic.twitter.com/SsO85v66VM— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) November 2, 2021
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.
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