More shocking and heartbreaking details have been released about the fatal crash involving Henry Ruggs III.
We previously reported the NFL wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders was facing charges of DUI resulting in death.
According to Clark County chief deputy district attorney Eric Bauman, Henry was driving his Corvette at 156 mph before the crash occurred.
He also had a blood alcohol content of .161, which is twice the legal limit for the state of Nevada.
When Henry Ruggs III slammed into the back of the Toyota RAV4 both cars rolled over 500 feet before the RAV4 caught on fire.
Officials said Henry appeared impaired at the scene, but he refused to take a field sobriety before he was transported to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada with non-life threatening injuries.
The 23-year-old woman who lost her life in the tragic crash has been identified as Tina Tintor.
Alexander Hart, a security guard for a nearby condominium community heard the crash and drove to the scene.
When he arrived, he heard Tina screaming inside of her vehicle.
Alexander said he couldn’t pull her out because she was pinned inside of the SUV.
The Toyota “was soon overcome with smoke and heat from the flames” forcing Alexander Hart to back away.
Tina’s dog, who was in the backseat, also died.
Hart told police Ruggs was hanging from the driver’s side door of his Corvette, with his feet on the floorboard and “his body laying on the road.”
Henry Ruggs III’s girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo-Washington was a passenger in the Corvette at the time of the fatal crash.
Kiara, who goes by the nickname “Rudy,” was seriously injured in the accident.
This past September, she announced that she had accepted a position as the head of marketing for the Raiders.
Kiara Kilgo-Washington also shares a year-old daughter, Kenzil, with Henry.
First Court Appearance
Henry Ruggs III made his first appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday (November 3) in a wheelchair.
Judge Joe Bonaventure set his bail at $150,000 and ordered him to abstain from alcohol and all other controlled substances.
He was ordered not to drive and he is required to surrender his passport.
Henry is due back in court on November 10.
The family of Tina Tintor was present for the hearing, but did not make any comments afterwards to the press.
On Tuesday evening (November 2), the Las Vegas Raiders announced they have released Henry Ruggs III.
See their short and sweet tweet below.
Watch the news report below.
This is such a sad and totally preventable tragedy.
So many lives are forever changed.