Sadly the very fears that had kept an NFL team out of Las Vegas have come to fruition very early on in the Raiders’ stint in Sin City. Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a fatal car accident in the morning hours of Tuesday. According to initial reports Ruggs who was driving a green Corvette impacted a gray Toyota RAV 4 at a Vegas intersection. The impact was so severe that the Toyota caught fire. Local authorities have informed that the driver of the vehicle passed away on the scene. Ruggs was accompanied by a woman whose name has not been disclosed. She also sustained injuries in the crash. From initial findings it seems that Ruggs was intoxicated at the time of the crash!
Henry Ruggs III Getting Charged With DUI Resulting in Death
As things stand right now with the investigation on going it’s looking like Ruggs III will get charged with a DUI resulting in death! The biggest problem that Ruggs would be facing if the charge holds up, (other than naturally having to deal with the grief and the guilt of the death of a woman which certainly isn’t a light matter) is that there’s no probation in Nevada for a DUI conviction. Especially a conviction where there’s a death involved in the matter.
This means that it’s very likely that Henry Ruggs is going to be looking at time behind bars over this accident. The local laws state that a person in a situation like the one that Henry Ruggs finds himself in could be looking at between 2 and 20 years in state prison! A conviction in this type of situation would be very hard to avoid. Especially if the toxicology report on Ruggs comes back positive. As it seems that indeed it has. Naturally, the legal process will have to play out, but Henry Ruggs’ situation certainly is not a promising one.
The Las Vegas Raiders Have Commented On The Accident
The Las Vegas Raiders as a franchise find themselves embroiled in controversy once again. Only a couple of weeks removed from having to deal with the email scandal surrounding former head coach Jon Gruden. As bad as that situation was the loss of life in this incident takes things over the top. The team put out a formal statement addressing the issue that reads,
“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas,” the statement continues stating, “We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 2, 2021
Preliminary Findings Indicate Henry Ruggs Made Contact With The Rear of The Toyota
According to the current reports which are of course preliminary, Ruggs impacted the rear of the Toyota. The vehicle was potentially stopped at the light when Ruggs arrived. What, has puzzled investigators is the way that the vehicle caught fire in such a short amount of time. Unfortunately the fact that the Toyota caught fire with such ease made a potential rescue of the woman inside an impossible task.
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— bigmikevegas (@bigmikevegas) November 2, 2021