Former Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III involved in fatal car crash, charged with DUI

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Former Alabama star wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was a speedy fan-favorite while with the Crimson Tide. He was on the team alongside three other first-round receivers: Jerry Jeudy, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle.

Ruggs was drafted No. 12 overall in the 2020 NFL draft by the Las Vegas Raiders and has been a consistent starter for the team.

Today, it was first reported by TMZ that Ruggs was potentially involved in a bad car accident. The Las Vegas Metro Police department has since released a statement confirming his involvement, adding that he will be charged.

The crash took place early in the morning and involved a Chevrolet Corvette, driven by Ruggs, and a Toyota Rav4.

Metro police have identified Ruggs as the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash, resulting in the death of one. He did not flee the scene, but showed signs of impairment.

He is reportedly being treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Ruggs will be charged with a DUI resulting in death.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow the story and publish any updates provided.

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