Ex-Raiders WR Henry Ruggs Driven at Alarming Speed Seconds Prior to a Fatal DUI Crash


Henry Ruggs III, an ex-wide receiver of the Las Vegas Ridgers was driving at 156 mph, before colliding into the rear end of a vehicle that was burning, killing a 23 year-old woman. Prosecutors say he was driving at least 156 mph. per ESPN. Ruggs was also reported to have a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit in Nevada. He was charged with driving under the effect of alcohol resulting death and reckless driving. If convicted, he could spend up to 26 year in prison.Ruggs were released from the Raiders by the RaidersHis hospitalization followed shortly after the crash, and he was booked in Las Vegas jail. 

The name of the woman in Las Vegas who was killed in the accident is not known. She was driving a Toyota RAV4 and her dog also died in the accident. Ruggs was riding along a passenger, Kiara Je’nai Kilgo–Washington (22), from Las Vegas. Police said they were not both suffering from life-threatening injuries and that the unspecified injuries sustained by Ruggs and Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington were minor. 

Eric Bauman, the prosecution’s attorney, said that Ruggs had a blood alcohol level of 0.161%. Eric Bauman also stated that Ruggs’ Chevrolet Corvette contained a loaded firearm. Ruggs is scheduled to appear in court once again on November 10. Shorty was arrested after Ruggs was detained. The Raiders release a statementThe situation. 

“The Raiders are aware of an incident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas,”According to the statement. We are deeply saddened by the loss and offer our prayers and thoughts to the victims’ families. We are still gathering information, and we will not be commenting further.”

Ruggs was selected No. 12 overall in the NFL Draft last year. In his rookie season, Ruggs played in 13 games and caught 26 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns. Through seven games this season, Ruggs caught 24 passes for 469 yards and two touchdowns. In February, Ruggs talked to the NFL Network about how he was disappointed in his rookie season. 

“Personally, I was disappointed by the season that I experienced.” Ruggs stated per Pro Football Talk. He said that he was disappointed with the class production. I feel that we are on the same page. I have to get better at some things — I mean, we have to get better at some things, not only as a class but as a team. These things will be easier for us.