Soccer star Henry Ruggs can be charged with felony driving below the affect leading to loss of life after he crashed right into a automotive early Tuesday, killing an individual inside.
The 22-year-old breakout vast receiver ‘confirmed indicators of impairment’ after ramming his Corvette into the again of an SUV at 3.39am within the Spring Valley space of Las Vegas, in keeping with the Las Vegas Metro Police Division.
Ruggs was taken to the College Medical Middle with non-life-threatening accidents.
It’s not but clear how the passenger of the opposite car died. The Related Press reviews that the passenger was a girl.
The Alabama native is thought for ‘religiously’ giving a three-finger salute to his late good friend Roderic Scott after each landing, in keeping with the Montgomery Advertiser. Scott misplaced his life in a automotive accident on the age of 17.
Henry Ruggs III, 22, can be charged with DUI leading to loss of life after a crash Tuesday morning
Police say he rammed his Corvette into an SUV that went up in flames. The particular person inside died
Police say they discovered a Toyota RAV4 in flames after they responded to the intersection of South Rainbow Blvd and South Spring Valley Pkwy at about 3.39am.
A hearth crew then ‘positioned a deceased sufferer inside.’
‘The preliminary investigation signifies the entrance of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota,’ the LVMPD mentioned.
Ruggs remained on the scene however confirmed indicators of impairment. He was transported to the hospital, however is predicted to get better.
The soccer participant was using with a feminine passenger who was additionally taken to the hospital, in keeping with KLAS.
The accident induced hours-long highway closures within the space, the station reviews.
The Raiders responded to the accident with a press release on social media: ‘The Raiders are conscious of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas.
‘We’re devastated by the lack of life and our ideas and prayers exit to the sufferer’s household. We’re within the strategy of gathering info and could have no additional remark at the moment.’
Las Vegas attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld launched a press release on behalf of Ruggs.
‘We’re conducting our personal investigation as of this writing and ask everybody to order judgement till all of the info are gathered.’
The soccer star was born in Montgomery, Alabama and attended the College of Alabama, however he selected to skip his senior yr and enter the NFL draft.
Las Vegas police say the accident came about within the Spring Valley space of Las Vegas
He had greater than 30 Division I affords and was set to attend Florida State at one level, in keeping with the Montgomery Advertiser.
He modified his thoughts on the final minute after visiting the grave of Scott, his teammate on the highschool basketball staff.
‘It got here all the way down to the wire. The choice was truly made on the best way to the ceremony, on Signing Day morning,’ Ruggs advised the paper.
Ruggs misplaced his highschool teammate Roderic Scott to a automotive accident when he was in highschool. Ruggs provides a three-finger salute in honor of Scott after each landing
‘I imply he at all times advised me (I’d go to Alabama), in order that was type of at the back of my head, however … it simply felt like, after waking up and praying about it, I truly went to the graveyard and sat with him, and simply sat and thought of it laborious, and ultimately (Alabama) is what got here up.’
Ruggs was purported to attend a state playoff recreation with Scott recreation on the day of his accident, however determined in opposition to it as a result of he was sick. Scott was on his method to the sport with totally different buddies when the motive force misplaced management within the rain.
Scott was ejected together with two different unrestrained passengers. He was pronounced lifeless the subsequent day.
Ruggs was the primary draft choose for the Raiders after they moved to Vegas from Oakland in 2020.
He was the twelfth total choose within the 2020 NFL draft and has had 24 receptions, 469 yards and a couple of touchdowns this yr to this point.