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Prosecutor: Ruggs Driving Over 150 mph Before Fatal Crash

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Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III makes an initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Ruggs is facing charges relating to a fiery vehicle crash early Tuesday in Las Vegas that left a woman dead and Ruggs and his female passenger injured. Photo is taken through a glass window. The team released Ruggs just hours after the crash. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

(AP) — A Las Vegas prosecutor says former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was driving at more than 150 mph in a residential area with a blood-alcohol content twice Nevada’s legal limit before his sports car slammed into another vehicle, killing a 23-year-old woman.

Ruggs made his initial court appearance Wednesday on felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving. He could get up to 26 years in state prison if convicted. The team released Ruggs just hours after the crash.

 

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