On Tuesday, Tina Tintor dropped her friend off at home and was about a mile from her house when police said Henry Ruggs III sped down Rainbow Boulevard at 156 mph in his Corvette. His decision that night would change his life forever and end hers.
The car slammed into Tintor’s Toyota Rav4 and sent both cars more than 500 feet down the road. The Rav4 caught fire with Tintor and her dog Maxi still inside. Neither survived.
The law firm representing the family of the 23-year-old victim killed in a fiery car crash involving former Raider Henry Ruggs III has issued a statement.
The statement goes on to read, “Family was everything to Tina, and she was the light of her parents’ life. Tina lived in Las Vegas since she was a baby. She loved her 3-year-old Golden Retriever, Max, who passed alongside her Tuesday morning. The Tinto family appreciates privacy as they mourn. May Tina rest in peace.”
Prosecutors said Ruggs’ blood-alcohol level was 0.161 — two times the legal limit.
The Las Vegas Raiders wasted no time releasing him from the roster as Ruggs is unlikely to ever get a chance to play in the NFL again. His career isn’t his biggest problem as years of life are likely to be spent in prison for his actions.