A woman involved in a collision with NFL star Henry Ruggs has died from thermal trauma, an autopsy has revealed.
Tina Tintor, 23, died last month in a horrific fire after Ruggs crashed into her SUV – after hitting 156 mph – while he was allegedly drunk.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has now ruled that the young woman died of heat trauma.
Other contributions to her death involved inhalation of products of combustion, broken nose, right rib and left forearm and left hemothorax, a spokesperson for know.
The manner of death was also decided by chance.
Ruggs was driving his 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and slowed down from 156 km/h to 127 km/h when turning onto Rainbow Avenue, the Las Vegas City Police Department said after the tragic accident.
Prosecutors said he had a blood alcohol concentration more than double Nevada’s legal limit before his sports car crashed into the rear of the vehicle, killing Tina, prosecutors said.
Tina’s Toyota Rav4 caught fire after the collision and skidded more than 570 feet before stopping just a few blocks from her home.
According to the police report, a bystander, Alexander Hart, was standing nearby working as a security guard at an apartment complex and ran to help.
When he got there, he heard screams coming from the Toyota.
Tina is still alive.
According to the report, the Toyota “soon overcame the smoke and heat from the fire,” and Hart had to back up.
Tinas family members were also in court, and Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he met them for the first time.
“They were torn,” he said. “This is a terrible, terrible crash, so they’re mourning their loss. They’re grieving. They’re going mad.”
Tina’s dog in the back seat also died.
Police said Ruggs refused to be tested for intoxication at the scene, but blood tests were later performed at the hospital showing how intoxicated he was.
His girlfriend, 22-year-old Rudy Washington, was also in the car and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities said she underwent surgery for a severe wound to her arm.
Ruggs, a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders, has been charged with Tina’s death and reckless driving.
The Raiders announced that they would be releasing Ruggs from the team in a statement on Twitter that said, “The Las Vegas Raiders have released WR Henry Ruggs III.”
Ruggs is said to be the foundation for the Raiders.
He was selected 12th overall in the 2020 draft after three years in Alabama, including helping the Crimson Tide win the NCAA championship as a freshman in 2017.
He is emerging as a star this season with 24 catches from 469 yards and two touchdowns.
As a rookie in 2020, he had 26 catches for 452 yards and two touchdowns.
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