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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field after warmups before a game against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a fatal car crash early on Tuesday morning here in Las Vegas.

According to reports from LVMPD, at around 3:40 am on Tuesday morning, Ruggs was traveling northbound on Rainbow Boulevard near Flamingo Road in his green 2020 Chevrolet Corvette at a high rate of speed. As his vehicle, which was traveling in the center lane,  approached the intersection of Rainbow and Spring Valley Parkway, it veered into the right lane and slammed into a 2013 Toyota Rav-4 which was being driven by a 23 year old woman.  The Toyota burst into flames on impact and the woman, who’s identity hasn’t been released, was trapped in the vehicle and perished at the scene.

Police say Ruggs showed signs of impairment at the accident scene.

Ruggs had a female passenger with him who was identified as his girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo-Washington. Ruggs and Washington were both transported from the accident scene to a local hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. Ruggs was released from the hospital later on Tuesday but was arrested by LVMPD and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. Ruggs will be charged with reckless driving and DUI resulting in death.

Ruggs is scheduled to appear before a judge in Las Vegas Justice Court at 9am this morning.

Ruggs has been released from the Las Vegas Raiders.

More on this story to come.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.