Raiders release receiver Henry Ruggs III after fatal car accident and pending crime DUI charges

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Henry Ruggs III will be charged with DUI resulting in death and reckless driving resulting in death or serious bodily injury after being involved in the fatal car accident Tuesday in Las Vegas around 3:40 p.m. according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and court records obtained by The Athletic. This was announced by The Raiders they had let go the recipient late Tuesday night. If convicted, the first charge carries a sentence of between two and 20 years, while the second charge ranges from one to six years. according to The Athletic.

When they arrived at the scene, firefighters discovered a dead victim, a 23-year-old woman, inside the car that was not being driven by Ruggs. Ruggs and his girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo-Washington, were transported to University Medical Center for “serious” injuries. In the police statement, Ruggs was to have non-life-threatening injuries and has since been discharged from the hospital.

The deceased victim was inside a Toyota Rav4 while the Ruggs were driving in a Chevrolet Corvette. Preliminary investigation revealed that the front of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota. Ruggs showed signs of impairment, according to Las Vegas police. The collision took place near the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard and South Spring Valley Parkway. The investigation is ongoing.

The 12th overall pick in the 2020 draft, the Ruggs have 24 receptions on 469 yards and two touchdowns this season. In 13 games last season, the Ruggs caught 26 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns. During his three years in Alabama, the Ruggs caught 98 passes for 1,716 yards and 24 touchdowns, while averaging 17.5 yards per game. catch.

Prior to the release of Ruggs late Tuesday night, the Raiders released a declaration: “The Raiders are aware of an accident with Henry Ruggs III that took place this morning in Las Vegas. We are devastated by the loss of human life and our thoughts and prayers go to the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and will not comment further at this time. ”

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