Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is currently in prison facing multiple charges after being involved in a crash that killed a woman.
The 22-year-old recipient and a female passenger were injured after he slammed his Chevrolet Corvette into the back of a Toyota Rav 4 in a residential area miles from the Las Vegas Strip, near 3:40 a.m. ESPN reports.
The Toyota caught fire, killing both the driver and her dog. Ruggs police state “showed signs of restraint” and is now facing a felony driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving. Probation is not an option if convicted on the first charge and leads to 20 years in prison. Reckless driving has a probation option, but also carries a prison sentence of one to six years.
“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas. We are devastated at 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 not comment further at this time,” the Raiders said in a statement.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said: “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to gather facts and follow the case as part of our policy, but our thoughts are with currently among those affected by this devastating incident.”