Henry Ruggs III was a second-year wide receiver who was a star for the Las Vegas Raiders. He was involved in a car accident that resulted in his death.
Las Vegas police confirmed that Ruggs “remained on the scene and showed signs of impairment.” The crash occurred at the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard and South Spring Valley Parkway in west Las Vegas Valley.
Officials arrived to find a Chevrolet Corvette as well as a Toyota Rav4. A body of a victim was found in the Toyota. The police statement also claims that Ruggs was driving the Corvette.
TMZ reported Ruggs in the wreck at 3:40 a.m., citing law enforcement sources. Police stated that the Corvette’s front crashed into the Toyota’s rear during their initial investigation.
Ruggs (22 years old) was treated for minor injuries.
“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas,” the team wrote in a statement. “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 was a star at the University of Alabama and was a member of 2017’s national championship team. He has 24 catches for 469 yards with the Raiders and two touchdowns.