Raiders' Ruggs charged after fatal car crash -Las Vegas police

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Oct 4, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) reacts earlier a crippled against the Los Angeles Chargers astatine SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 2 (Reuters) - Las Vegas Raiders' wide receiver Henry Ruggs was charged with felony DUI, oregon driving nether the influence, pursuing a fatal conveyance clang successful the aboriginal hours connected Tuesday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said.

At astir 3:39 a.m. Las Vegas constabulary officers responded to a postulation collision involving a Chevrolet Corvette and a Toyota Rav4, constabulary said. The Toyota was connected occurrence and firefighters recovered idiosyncratic dormant wrong the vehicle.

The idiosyncratic was not identified but Ruggs, 22, was identified arsenic the operator of the Chevrolet Corvette and charged with "felony DUI resulting successful death", constabulary said. They said Ruggs remained connected the country and showed signs of impairment.

The preliminary probe indicates the beforehand of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota, constabulary said.

Ruggs, a National Football League subordinate who was selected successful the archetypal circular of the 2020 draught by the Raiders, was transported to University Medical Center infirmary to beryllium treated for non-life-threatening injuries, constabulary said.

The Raiders said successful a connection that it was alert of the clang involving Ruggs.

"We are devastated by the nonaccomplishment of beingness and our thoughts and prayers spell retired to the victim's family," the connection connected Twitter said. "We are successful the process of gathering accusation and volition person nary further remark astatine this time."

Reporting by Rory Carroll successful Los Angeles; editing by Grant McCool

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