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Henry Ruggs to be charged with DUI resulting in death after crash, Raiders release WR

Wide receiver Diontae Spencer #11 of the Denver Broncos runs a route during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on October 17, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

11:50 p.m.: The Raiders announced they have released Ruggs.

3:02 p.m.: The NFL and Raiders released statements Tuesday afternoon.

1:55 p.m.: Las Vegas Metro Police announced that Ruggs is going to be charged with DUI resulting in death. NRS 484C.430 in the penal code provides for a minimum of two years in state prison and a maximum of 20 years.

1:30 p.m.: TMZ is reporting that a source connected to Ruggs said he is “expected to be OK.” The source did not specify the condition of other people involved in the crash.

TMZ is reporting that Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday morning in Las Vegas. The accident happened at “around 3:40 a.m.” and Ruggs’ condition is unknown. TMZ’s report includes a photo of the scene of the accident.

8 News Now in Las Vegas is offering more details on the accident. They make no mention of Ruggs or anybody else involved in what they described as a “fiery accident.” The report notes that “Metro police called fatal investigators to the scene but have not confirmed any injuries or fatalities.”

The Raiders were on bye this past week and are scheduled to travel to New Jersey to face the New York Giants in Week 9.

More to come on this developing story.