January 17, 2022

Coroner: Lady in Ruggs crash burned to loss of life

LAS VEGAS — The lady who died in a fiery crash that authorities blame on ex-Las Vegas Raiders huge receiver Henry Ruggs III driving drunk at racetrack speeds burned to loss of life, the county coroner in Las Vegas mentioned Tuesday.

Tina Tintor, 23, of Las Vegas, “died from thermal accidents resulting from a motorcar collision on Nov. 2,” in keeping with an announcement from Clark County Coroner Melanie Rouse that was launched by a county spokesperson.

“Different important situations contributing to her loss of life have been inhalation of merchandise of combustion, fractures of the nasal bones, proper sided ribs … left forearm and (chest),” the assertion mentioned. “The style of her loss of life was unintended.”

Ruggs, 22, is accused of inflicting the predawn crash by driving drunk at speeds as much as 156 mph along with his girlfriend in his Corvette sports activities automotive earlier than it slammed into the rear of Tintor’s Toyota RAV4 on a residential road the place the pace restrict is 45 mph.

The Raiders launched Ruggs hours after the crash. He stays on home arrest with strict situations after posting $150,000 bail. He has an ankle-wrapped GPS on one leg and an alcohol monitoring machine on the opposite.

Attorneys for Ruggs and his girlfriend, Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, have declined to specify the accidents they suffered. Each have been hospitalized after the wreck early Nov. 2.

Ruggs’ legal professionals, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, have prompt by court docket filings that they could query whether or not Ruggs precipitated Tintor’s loss of life. They declined to remark Tuesday concerning the coroner’s findings.

The legal professionals instructed a decide in a court docket doc final month that they discovered a witness who instructed them firefighters have been sluggish to reply whereas flames consumed the automotive the place Tintor and her canine, Max, died. They did not establish the witness.

Different witnesses instructed police they heard screams and tried to rescue Tintor and her canine however have been turned again by warmth, flames and smoke.

Legal professional Farhan Naqvi, representing Tintor’s household, declined to touch upon Tuesday.

A preliminary listening to of proof in Ruggs’ case has been delayed from this week to March 10.

Clark County spokesperson Erik Pappa denied in a Nov. 11 assertion there have been any “delays in response or within the assault on the hearth.”

The assertion mentioned the coming fireplace captain reported that the car was totally concerned in flames upon arrival “and the passenger compartment was not survivable for anybody inside.”