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Former Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs faces five charges in connection with fatal crash

Henry Ruggs III (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Henry Ruggs III (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

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Recently released Las Vegas Raider Henry Ruggs III faces a total of five charges in connection to a fatal car crash last Tuesday; including four felonies:

  • DUI resulting in Death (Felony)
  • Reckless Driving (Felony)
  • DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm (Felony)
  • Reckless Driving (Felony)
  • Possessing a gun under the influence of alcohol (Misdemeanor)

Last Tuesday around 3:40 am, Ruggs drove and slammed his Corvette into the back of a Toyota RAV4, rupturing the Toyota’s fuel tank causing it to light on fire. The Toyota was being operated by its owner Tina O. Tintor, who died alongside her dog in the fireball. Tintor was a 23-year-old Las Vegas resident who had lived close to the crash site.

Tintor
Tintor and her 3-year-old dog died in the accident (Getty Images)

According to prosecutors, Ruggs had been driving 156 MPH as he headed towards Tintor’s vehicle, decelerating to 127 MPH before the impact. In addition, Ruggs had a .161 blood alcohol level at the time of the accident, twice the legal limit in Nevada. 

Ruggs would suffer non-life-threatening injuries in the accident. His passenger, long-time girlfriend Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, underwent surgery for a severe arm injury. 

Ruggs, confined to a wheelchair and in a neck brace, was booked, arrested, and present for his initial court appearance last Wednesday. On Wednesday evening, he posted $150,000 bail and was released from jail. Currently, he is under strict conditions of home confinement, including electronic monitoring, no alcohol, no driving, and a surrendering of his passport.

The Las Vegas Raiders swiftly released Ruggs only hours after the incident, releasing this statement.

If convicted on all charges, Ruggs faces a maximum of 46 years in prison.