American football: Raiders player involved in fatal accident and faces up to 20 years in prison

Henry Ruggs III, player of the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL, the big league of American football, was involved in a car accident, on the night of Monday to Tuesday last, causing the death of a person.

The player, who arrived in the NFL in 2020, was driving his Chevrolet Corvette when he collided with the back of a Toyota Rav4. Responding quickly, help found a vehicle on fire and « a deceased victim inside, » Las Vegas police said on Twitter.

According to Le journal de Québec, the athlete was traveling at more than 250 km / h at the time of the collision. During a hearing held in court on Wednesday, November 3, the prosecutor reportedly indicated that the young man’s blood alcohol level was « twice the legal limit ». A loaded firearm was also reportedly found in his vehicle.

After the accident, Henry Ruggs III was taken to hospital to treat « injuries which are not life threatening ». The American media specify that a woman, present in the vehicle of the 22-year-old athlete at the time of the accident, was also injured and hospitalized. According to the police, the young man « incurs a charge of driving under the influence leading to death » (punishable by twenty years in prison).

The Raiders franchise has made the decision to part ways with its player. « We are devastated by the death of this victim and our hearts and prayers are with his family, » added the team, which has made an excellent start to the season in the league.

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