Henry Ruggs III, Former Las Vegas Raiders pleads guilty to killing woman in fiery crash

Henry Ruggs III, Former Las Vegas Raiders pleads guilty to killing woman in fiery crash

Henry James Ruggs – Henry Ruggs III, a former wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, admitted guilt on Wednesday to charges stemming from a drunk driving accident in 2021 that claimed the lives of a woman and her dog. On May 10, according to ESPN, the 24-year-old former National Football League (NFL) player appeared before a judge in Clark County District Court. As part of a plea deal with the prosecution, Ruggs admitted guilt to one count of DUI causing a fatality and one count of misdemeanor vehicular homicide.

Henry James Ruggs Under House Arrest

When he is sentenced on August 9, according to ESPN, the former Las Vegas Raider could spend between three and ten years in a Nevada prison. Until his sentencing, Ruggs continues to be under house arrest with alcohol and location monitoring devices. At the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Valley Parkway, Ruggs, a 22-year-old driver, rammed his Chevrolet Corvette into the back of a Toyota Rav4 at about 3:40 in the morning on November 2. The SUV that Ruggs collided with caught fire, killing both the driver and the dog in the conflagration.

According to KTNV, firefighters arrived on the scene quickly, and extinguished the fire, but were unable to save the 23-year-old or her cat. The collision also injured Ruggs and his girlfriend Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington. According to the report, Kilgo-Washington suffered critical injuries. In the collision, Ruggs suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

What caused the crash?

According to Eric Bauman, the chief deputy district attorney for Clark County, Ruggs was traveling at 156 mph just before the collision, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Investigators discovered that the Corvette was moving at 127 mph when the airbags were deployed. Ruggs’ blood alcohol content, according to Bauman, was.16 percent, or twice the legal limit. The prosecutor said that a loaded revolver had been found by the police on the car’s floorboard on the driver’s side, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

After the crash, according to ESPN, Ruggs was cut off by the Las Vegas Raiders.“Yes, Your Honor,” the former NFL star told the judge. The charge of driving under the influence resulting in death was “the most serious charge the law allows” when a person is killed as the result of a drunken driver’s actions, Clark County District Attorney Steven B. Wolfson said in a statement. According to the statement, Ruggs’ accusation was founded exclusively on the findings of a blood test conducted at the hospital following the collision.

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