Henry Ruggs III Booked After Fatal Car Accident

Raiders Release Henry Ruggs III After Fatal Car Crash

9:04 p.m. PT — The Las Vegas Raiders dismissed wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, 22.

4:02 PM PT — A 23-year-old woman died in the collision. Kiara Washington, Ruggs’ girlfriend, was a passenger in his Corvette and sustained “severe” injuries.


On the day of the collision, police said Ruggs was going at “a high rate of speed” before slamming into the Toyota’s rear.

The Toyota’s driver was locked in her seat and couldn’t get out before the flames enveloped it. She died at the scene, officials said.

3:02 PT Henry Ruggs has been charged with DUI causing severe bodily injury and Reckless Driving causing death or serious bodily harm.

DUI convictions carry up to a 20-year jail term. Reckless driving involves a 1-to-6 year sentence. Ruggs is expected in court tomorrow morning.

12:07 PT “Our sympathies go out to the family and friends of the victim of this awful accident,” the NFL said in a statement about Ruggs.

The company said it would continue to collect information and monitor the situation, but its sympathies are with those touched by the tragedy.

11:44 PT We just got photographs and video from the accident scene captured minutes afterward. Two guys stopped at the incident and tried to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher, but it was too hot.

The individual sitting on the sidewalk to the right of the burning car is presently unknown.

Investigators are currently on the site trying to figure out what occurred.

11:27 a.m. PT — The Raiders have issued a statement expressing their sorrow for the victim’s family. The team said it is seeking further information.

10:53 a.m. PT — Ruggs was driving his Chevrolet Corvette when he collided with a Toyota Rav4. The Toyota caught fire… and first responders discovered a body inside.

Ruggs was sent to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The NFL player allegedly displayed “signs of intoxication” at the scene and will be charged with DUI causing death. Ruggs faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted.

10:40 a.m. PT — A law enforcement source confirms one person has died.

David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld told TMZ Sports that they are “doing our own inquiry on behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III and encourage everyone to hold judgment until all the facts are obtained.”

10:27 PT Ruggs is anticipated to be OK, a person close to him said. The condition of the other victims remains unknown.

Henry Ruggs III, the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, was seriously injured in a car accident in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Ruggs, 22, was involved in a car accident at 3:40 a.m. in the middle of Las Vegas Valley.

No word on whether officers suspect booze or drugs were involved. Ruggs’ condition is still unknown. According to a local source, one person died in the collision.

Ruggs seemed to have been visiting a Top Golf facility in Las Vegas soon before the tragedy.

Ruggs led the Alabama Crimson Tide to a national title in 2017. The Montgomery, AL native has 24 catches for 469 yards and 2 touchdowns with the Raiders.

Ruggs has previously said that a childhood buddy urged him to go out for football. The buddy died suddenly at 17 years old, and the receiver salutes him after every score.

Ruggs’ camp and the Raiders declined to comment. No response yet.

Stay tuned to HonkNews for the updates of Rugg’s story

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