Surveillance footage has surfaced apparently showing ex-Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III speeding down a Nevada road moments before Tuesday’s wreck that killed another driver and her dog.
TMZ obtained a video that possibly shows Ruggs’ Corvette in the middle lane, and a vehicle resembling Tina Tintor’s in the right lane a block away from the crash that killed Tintor, 23, in Las Vegas.
A police report stated that Ruggs, 22, slowed his car from 156 to 127 miles per hour when moving into the right northbound lane of Rainbow Boulevard, where he struck Tinor’s 2013 Rav4. Tintor and her golden retriever died after becoming trapped in her vehicle — which burst into flames upon collision.
Multiple reports indicate that Tinor’s vehicle traveled 570 feet upon impact, while Ruggs’ Corvette went 520 feet before stopping at a wall separating Rainbow Boulevard and a residential neighborhood.
Ruggs and his girlfriend, who was also in his car, were reportedly hospitalized for serious not non-life-threatening injuries. Tintor and her dog died at the scene.
After police arrived at the crash, Riggs allegedly refused to take a field sobriety test. However, prosecutors said two blood tests that were conducted at the hospital confirmed his blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit.
Police have not yet said if the video TMZ acquired shows the moments leading up to Tuesday’s deadly crash involving Ruggs.
Ruggs is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving, court records show. His bail was set at $150,000. Hours after the crash on Tuesday, the Las Vegas Raiders announced that Ruggs has been released, making him a free agent.
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[Featured image: Henry Ruggs III/Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool]