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Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is facing a DUI resulting in death charge after an early Tuesday morning car crash left one person dead, according to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
The LVMPD says that it responded to a traffic collision at 3:39 a.m. involving a Corvette and a Toyota RAV4. According to the department, one person in the Toyota was dead and the initial investigation shows that the Corvette collided with the rear of the RAV4. “The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 22-year-old Henry Ruggs III, remained on scene and showed signs of impairment,” a spokesperson announced.
“He was transported to UMC Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death.”
Video from the scene shows a RAV4 that appears to have caught fire while the Corvette suffered significant front-end damage from the collision.
Ruggs, a first-round pick out of Alabama in the 2020 Draft, has 469 reception yards and two touchdowns through seven games for the Raiders.
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
Las Vegas attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld released a statement indicating they would be representing the Raiders wide receiver.
“On behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III, we are conducting our own investigation as of this writing and ask everyone to reserve judgement until all the facts are gathered,” the attorneys said in a joint statement released to the press.