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.”
Per NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, the NFL released the following statement:
NFL spokesman on Henry Ruggs:
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to gather facts and monitor the matter under our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”