A Nevada woman who died in last month’s crash involving ex-Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III burned to death, a coroner said on Tuesday.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Clark County coroner’s office said Tina Tintor, 23, succumbed to “thermal injuries due to a motor vehicle collision.” Tintor’s dog that was in the vehicle with her also died in the November 2 wreck in Las Vegas.
Police said Ruggs, 23, crashed into the back of Tintor’s Toyota — leading Tintor to become trapped in her burning vehicle. Ruggs was reportedly driving 156 mph moments before the collision. Prosecutors said Ruggs’ blood alcohol level after the crash was .16, which is twice the legal limit.
According to the Review-Journal, the coroner also said Tintor inhaling products of combustion led to her death. The coroner determined that fractures to Tintor’s nasal bones, right ribs, left forearm, and a left hemothorax also contributed to her death.
The coroner also said Tintor suffered an accumulation of blood between her chest wall and lung. Her death was ruled an accident.
Ruggs was charged with DUI resulting in death, DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm, and two counts of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm. KVVU reported that he is currently free on bail but is on house arrest.
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[Featured image: Henry Ruggs III/Clark County Detention Center]