News update: Coroner released information on fatal DUI crash involving Henry Ruggs III
LAS VEGAS, NV – Fox News reports that the county coroner has ruled that the victim of a fatal DUI crash involving ex-Raiders football player Henry Ruggs III died from being burned to death on November 2.
Ruggs was driving a Corvette while impaired at speeds upwards of 155 mph when he plowed into a Toyota Rave 4 driven by Tina Tintor, 23, on Rainbow Blvd near Spring Valley Pkwy.
According to the coroner, Melanie Rouse, Tintor, “died from thermal injuries due to a motor vehicle collision.” Additionally, “Other significant conditions contributing to her death were inhalation of products of combustion, fractures of the nasal bones, right-sided ribs … left forearm and (chest)”
The Oakland Raiders fired Ruggs following the crash. He is currently on house arrest after posting $150,000 bail. He has a GPS on one leg and an alcohol monitoring device on the other leg.
Ruggs’s lawyers claim that that the firefighters were slow to respond to the crash, which may have resulted in Tintor’s death. Officials with Clark County deny these claims.
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