LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly crash that involved a Raiders wide receiver in the west part of town early Tuesday morning.
Officers were called to the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Valley Parkway at about 3:40 a.m. with reports of a serious crash involving two vehicles.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department later said Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in the crash and facing DUI-related charges.
Fatal detectives were requested to the scene for the investigation as Rainbow Boulevard between Tropicana Avenue and Spring Valley Parkway was closed due to debris and vehicles in the road.
Breaking: Fatal detectives investigating a crash that appears to have caused both these vehicles to catch fire. Waiting on Metro for confirmation on injuries or fatalities. Rainbow between Tropicana and Spring Valley North is closed in both directions. pic.twitter.com/3DMcPJ6oNo
— Kelsey McFarland (@KelseyMarie_TV) November 2, 2021
According to police, investigators believe the front end of Ruggs' Corvette collided into a Toyota in a crash with a person dying in the wreck.
Ruggs remained on scene after the crash but showed signs of impairment, according to the LVMPD. He was transported to the University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.