Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a fiery car wreck early this morning, resulting in the death of one person.
After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that Ruggs showed signs of impairment, and has since been charged with DUI resulting in death, according to ESPN. He was at a local Top Golf location in Las Vegas, where he was reportedly drinking alcohol, prior to the crash.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department:
“(Police) responded to a traffic collision near the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard and South Spring Valley Parkway, involving a Chevrolet Corvette and a Toyota Rav4. Responding officers located the Toyota on fire.
Fire department personnel responded and located a deceased victim inside the Toyota. The preliminary investigation indicates the front of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota.
The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 22-year-old Henry Ruggs III, remained on scene and showed signs of impairment. He was transported to UMC hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death. This is an on-going investigation.”
Ruggs could face up to 20 years in prison.
Ruggs, an Alabam alum, was the Raiders first-round pick in 2020, drafted 12th overall. He has recorded 24 catches for 469 yards and two touchdowns this season.
The Raiders organization released the following statement regarding the accident:
Per NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, the NFL released the following statement: