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News: More details released concerning fatal DUI crash involving football player

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to 8 News Now, authorities have released more information concerning the fatal DUI crash involving football player Henry Ruggs III.

Police say that Ruggs, 22, was driving a Chevrolet Corvette at speeds around 127 mph when he rear-ended a Toyota Rav4 operated by Tina Tintor, 23, on Rainbow Boulevard near Spring Valley Pkwy Wednesday morning.

The collision pushed both vehicles over 500 feet away from the point of impact and caused the Rav4 to become engulfed in flames.

Dispatchers sent firefighters to the scene of the crash after receiving calls concerning it at 3:39 a.m.They put out the flames and transported Ruggs and his passenger, Rudy Washington, 22, to an area hospital with serious injuries. It is unclear if Tintor died at the scene or an area hospital.

Police have charged Ruggs with reckless driving with death or substantial bodily harm and DUI of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance, resulting in substantial bodily harm. Judge Joe Bonaventure set Rugg’s bail at $150,000. If convicted of all charges, Ruggs could face up to 26 years in prison.

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