Former first-round NFL relay Henry Ruggs III was caught on video crying after he allegedly crashed his Corvette Stingray into another car, killing a 23-year-old woman in Las Vegas.
The dramatic clip of the fire wreck early Tuesday, acquired by TMZ Sports, shows Ruggs, 22, on the ground with his girlfriend Kiara Kilgo-Washington – with the Raiders star crying as she begs viewers for help.
“F – k! Stop screaming! ”Ruggs yells at Kilgo Washington at one point in the recording, which shows his damaged Stingray and the Toyota RAV4 he crashed into completely engulfed in flames.
Prosecutors say Ruggs, 22, flew as fast as 156 mph on his way home in Sin City early Tuesday before crashing into the back of a Toyota RAV4, killing its driver, Tina Tintor, and her dog.
Prosecutors said his blood alcohol content was later shown to be .161, or more than double the state’s legal limit.
The clip goes around to show Tintor’s car raging on fire in the background. Kilgo Washington, 22, is heard off-camera screaming for someone to help the couple.
“Please, can we get help?” she shouts.
The clips then show a witness telling an officer the man involved in the crash is Ruggs, who owns $ 1.1 million at home in a neighborhood not far from the scene.
“That’s Henry Ruggs right there,” said the man. “He plays for the Raiders.”
Kilgo-Washington shouted that Ruggs was “knocked unconscious” even though Ruggs can be heard sobbing in the background.
Several witnesses are also seen with their cell phones out as Kilgo Washington continues to plead for help.
“Can you get help?” she said.
“They’re coming, they’re coming,” one man replied. He later said “it’s their fault”, the clip shows, an apparent reference to Ruggs and his longtime girlfriend.
Police said Ruggs was spotted partying elsewhere in Las Vegas hours before the deadly high-speed crash – allegedly hitting Tintor’s car at 127 mph – and then shouted at police because he refused to do sobriety tests, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Kilgo Washington, who underwent surgery Tuesday due to a severe arm injury, uploaded pictures of Ruggs at TopGolf earlier in the evening, police said. The footage showed her laughter as the now former Raiders star struggled to get started, according to the report.
Ruggs was in a collarbone and wheelchair during his first court appearance on Wednesday on pending felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving.
Ruggs, who was cut by the Raiders on Tuesday, later posted a $ 150,000 bond and was released from prison late Wednesday. A judge ordered him to refrain from alcohol and other controlled substances, as well as not to drive and surrender his passport. He will return to court on November 10.
With Postal wires