The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed earlier reports that Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a traffic accident early Tuesday morning that resulted in the death of the other drive.
The police department stated Henry Ruggs was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to UMC Medical Center. The police department tweeted that Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death.
The police department first responded to the scene of the accident at 3:39 a.m. at the corner of South Rainbow Boulevard and South Spring Valley Parkway, stating the accident involved a Chevrolet Corvette and a Toyota Rav4. The police stated the Rav4 was on fire.
The fire department was called to the scene and located a deceased victim inside the Toyota. The police said the initial investigation showed the front of the Corvette, driven by Henry Ruggs, collided with the rear of the Toyota.
Ruggs remained at the scene of the accident and police said he showed signs of impairment
Raiders statement regarding Henry Ruggs
The Raiders released the following statement this morning:
“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas. 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.”
Ruggs has had a great season for the Raiders in 2021 helping them to a 5-2 record. The team is coming off its bye week. Ruggs was a first-round draft pick by the team in 2020. This season, he has 24 receptions for 469 yards and two touchdowns.
Henry Ruggs statement from his attorney
David Chesnoff, Henry Ruggs attorney released the following statement regarding the crash.
On behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III we are conducting our own investigation as of this writing and ask everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts are gathered
This is a developing story.