Henry Ruggs III, the Las Vegas Raiders Wide Receiver who was involved in an early Tuesday morning crash with a Toyota was reportedly traveling 156 mph in his 2020 Corvette moments before the crash. He is accused of rear-ending a Toyota Rav4 which burst into flames and left one person dead.
More details of the incident were made public Wednesday by Las Vegas prosecutor Eric Bauman as Ruggs attended his first court appearance.
The prosecutor also said the football star had a blood alcohol level of .161 which is more than twice the legal limit. Ruggs was also in possession of a firearm at the time of the accident.
Police released a booking photo of Henry Ruggs III showing him wearing a neck brace:
More charges could be coming against Ruggs, including a second felony DUI charge as Ruggs’ girlfriend Kiara Kilgo-Washington also suffered serious injuries as a passenger in the Corvette.
The name of person who was deceased in the accident is Tina O. Tintor, a 23-year-old resident of Las Vegas. Her dog was also killed in the crash.
Bail for Ruggs was set at $150,000 and he was ordered not to drive or consume alcohol. He is facing a sentence of up to 20 years for the DUI felony charge, and up to six years for reckless driving.
The Las Vegas Raiders announced Tuesday evening that they have released Ruggs from the team.
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