The receiver of Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL), Henry Ruggs III, was involved in a car accident that left a person deceased and face charges for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, local police reported this Tuesday.
The accident took place at dawn this Tuesday in Las Vegas (Nevada). According to the police, the Chevrolet Corvette that Ruggs III was driving collided with the rear of a Toyota Rav4.
The firefighters who went to the scene found the Toyota in flames “and a deceased victim inside” the vehicle, explained the police department of the metropolitan area of Las Vegas in its Twitter account.
Ruggs III “remained at the scene showing signs of deterioration (…) He was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries “, the police pointed out.
The 22-year-old ‘wide receiver’ “will be charged with DUI (driving under the influence) resulting in death,” the institution advanced.
According to US media, Ruggs He was traveling with a companion who was injured in the collision and was also hospitalized.
For its part, the Las Vegas Raiders issued a statement in which they said they were “aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III.”
“We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim,” the franchise stated. “We are in the process of gathering information and have no further comment at this time.”
Ruggs III was chosen by the Raiders with number 12 in the 2020 Draft. Last season he played 12 games and in the current one another seven.
This season he has 24 receptions for 469 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders, who had a break last weekend.