Raiders release statement on fatal car crash involving WR Henry Ruggs III

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Early Tuesday morning, Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a car accident that resulted in one death. Ruggs’s Corvette allegedly collided with the back of a Toyota Rav4. This resulted in the Rav4 catching fire, killing the driver of the vehicle, according to Las Vegas Police Department filings.

Ruggs and his passenger suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital. He stayed on the scene and was charged with Driving Under the Influence.

Shortly after the details came out about the collision, the Raiders released a statement.

“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas. We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”

The Raiders are coming out of their bye week and are set to return to practice on Wednesday. The details of this incident are coming out bit by bit and we should know soon enough if the Raiders or the NFL plan on taking any immediate action with regard to Ruggs.

Regardless of what happens to Ruggs, it’s important to remember the actual victim in this — the person who lost their life. The focus should remain solely on the victim and that person’s family.

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