Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs to be charged with DUI resulting in death

Henry Ruggs III, a Las Vegas Raiders receiver was involved in a fiery crash that resulted in the death of one person. Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting from death.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a collision at South Rainbow Boulevard and South Spring Valley Parkway. The collision involved a Chevrolet Corvette as well as a Toyota Rav4. The Toyota was set on fire by the responding officers. Firefighters responded and found a woman who had been killed inside the Toyota. Initial investigation shows that the front of Chevrolet collided with Toyota's rear.

"The Chevrolet driver, identified as Henry Rugs III (22-years-old), remained on the scene and displayed signs of impairment. He was taken to UMC hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Ruggs will face DUI resulting in the death charges. "This is an ongoing investigation," Las Vegas Metro PD stated in a statement.

Ruggs also had a female passenger who was taken to the hospital. The identity of the woman was not immediately available.

Ruggs could spend between two and 20 years prison if convicted.

The charges were not filed yet. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson stated that he knew about the accident and would wait for the results of an investigation by the police.

Ruggs' lawyers, Richard Schonfeld and David Chesnoff, stated that they were also investigating the crash on behalf of their client. They asked everyone to "reserve judgment until all facts are gathered."

"The Raiders are aware that Henry Ruggs III was in an accident this morning in Las Vegas. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out for the family. The team released a statement saying that they are still gathering information and would not comment further.

Raiders (5-2), who were on their bye week, reported back to team headquarters Monday. Tuesday was an off day. They were to start practicing Wednesday, just before Sunday's game against the New York Giants (2-6).

Ruggs lost Rod Scott, a childhood friend in a 2016 car accident. Ruggs remembers Scott by showing three fingers. Scott wore No. 3 -- To the heavens after big plays.

Ruggs, a 2020 Raiders draft pick from Alabama, was No. 12th overall. Raiders owner Mark Davis stated that Ruggs was the Raiders' first-round draft pick in 2020 from Alabama, No.

Ruggs average of 19.5 yards per catch is second among pass-catchers who have at least 20 receptions. He has 24 catches for 469 yard and two touchdowns. Ruggs was selected for his speed, running a 4.27 second 40-yard dash at combine. He also has the ability to stretch the field. All four of Ruggs' career touchdowns were at least 46 yards.

After a crash near McCarran Airport Connector/East Sunset Road, Josh Jacobs, Raiders Pro Bowl runningback and quarterback for the Raiders, was arrested for DUI. This occurred hours after the Raiders' final season win at Denver. An investigation revealed that Jacobs' blood alcohol was lower than the legal limit, and no DUI charges were filed.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.