The victim of the deadly Henry Ruggs crash has been identified as 23-year-old Tina Tintor.
More news continues to come out about the deadly crash involving Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III. Prosecutors have stated that Rugg’s blood-alcohol level was .161, which is double the legal limit of .08 and reportedly going 156 mph, far above the speed limit. Now we are getting our first glimpse of the victim.
Tina Tintor was a 23-year-old woman who lived in the Las Vegas area. She was originally from the country of Serbia before immigrating to the U.S. at the age of five. Her friends and family described her as an animal lover and caring person; her childhood friend Bojana Filipovic told reporters, “She’s brilliant, she’s smart, she’s intelligent.”
“I almost can’t even look at them. Every time I look at them, it just breaks my heart,’’ said Djordje Tintor, the older brother of Tina Tintor.
According to news reports, the crash had caused both cars to fly around 500 feet in front of the initial crash spot. Another driver then stopped to check on the scene along with a security guard Alexander Hart, who had heard the crash.
Reportedly, Tintor was alive when the car finally stopped, with Hart saying that he heard screaming from the car. Moments later, the vehicle would become engulfed in flames, with Tintor burning alive as the bystanders could not get her out of the car. Her dog was also in the car and died as well.
Both Ruggs and his girlfriend Kiara Kilgo-Washington were found at the scene. Ruggs reportedly was incoherent and uncooperative and remained sober with police, refusing to take a sobriety test at the crash site. They were taken to the hospital for their injuries. While there, Ruggs would have his blood drawn, revealing Ruggs was highly intoxicated.
The Raiders have already released Ruggs. He is currently released on a $150,000 bail, being forced to surrender his passport and license and remain sober until his next court date on Nov 10.
Ruggs is currently charged with a DUI resulting in death and reckless driving. If convicted of the DUI, he would face a sentence of 2-20 years and 1-6 years for reckless driving.