LVMPD responded to the crash early Tuesday — round 3:39 a.m. — close to an intersection the place they discovered a Chevrolet Corvette and a Toyota RAV4 that was on hearth. Firefighters responded and located an individual lifeless contained in the Toyota, police mentioned.
A LVMPD information launch mentioned the Corvette was within the heart lane driving at a excessive fee of velocity earlier than veering to the correct lane, the place the Toyota was, and rear-ended the Toyota. The Toyota got here to a cease and caught hearth with the motive force trapped within the driver’s seat, the discharge mentioned.
“The preliminary investigation signifies the entrance of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota,” LVMPD mentioned in a Twitter thread.
Ruggs, 22, was recognized as the motive force of the Chevrolet and remained on scene the place he was exhibiting indicators of impairment, police mentioned. He and a passenger have been taken to College Medical Heart of Southern Nevada with non-life threatening accidents.
Police mentioned of their launch the motive force of the Corvette was “booked in absentia” whereas he was at UMC. He’s at the moment being held on the Clark County Detention Heart in Las Vegas, in keeping with on-line information.
Ruggs faces one rely of a DUI leading to substantial bodily hurt and one rely of reckless driving, in keeping with the Clark County Detention Heart web site.
Ruggs is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, in keeping with his legal professional.
“On behalf of our shopper Henry Ruggs III we’re conducting our personal investigation as of this writing and ask everybody to order judgment till all of the details are gathered,” the assertion learn.
“We’re devastated by the lack of life and our ideas and prayers exit to the sufferer’s household,” the crew’s assertion learn. “We’re within the strategy of gathering info and can have no additional remark at the moment.”