Mon. Jul 4th, 2022

The woman who was killed in a shaky crash before dawn, allegedly caused by former Las Vegas Raiders wideout Henry Ruggs III, was burned to death, a forensic pathologist has determined.

Tina Tintor, 23, died of “thermal injuries” on Nov. 2 when Ruggs allegedly plowed her Corvette – which prosecutors said drove as fast as 156 mph – into her Toyota RAV4.

Tintor and her dog Max died in the fireball in Las Vegas.

The Clark County coroner’s office released the results Tuesday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

“Other significant conditions that contributed to her death were inhalation of burns, fractures of the nasal bones, right side ribs … left forearm and [chest]”, the statement said.” The manner of her death was accidental. “

Police said Ruggs’ Corvette Stingray hit Tintor’s SUV with “such violent force” that it immediately burst into flames and caught her and her dog inside despite rescue efforts at the scene, the Review-Journal reported.

Tina Tintor.
Tina Tintor and her dog died of “thermal injuries” after Henry Ruggs III crashed into her car.
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Tina Tintor.
Tina Tintor had ambitions to become a computer programmer.

Ruggs, 22, who was selected as the 12th overall by the Raiders in 2020, was cut by the team less than 24 hours after the fatal crash. He was caught on video while sobbing in the street with his girlfriend, Kiara Kilgo-Washington, 22, when Tintor’s car was completely engulfed in flames.

“It’s Henry Ruggs right there,” one witness said at one point. “He plays for the Raiders.”

Tintor from Las Vegas was hoping to become a computer programmer. She had worked for Target for about two years before recently taking an insurance company job, the Review-Journal reported.

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Henry Ruggs’ Corvette Stingray hit Tina Tintor’s SUV with “so much force” that it immediately burst into flames.
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“She was a force to be reckoned with in the best possible way,” high school friend Mia Galvan told the newspaper last month. “She was never afraid to be herself. She never grew out of it.”

Prosecutors said Ruggs’ blood alcohol content later turned out to be 0.161, or more than double the legal limit. He has been charged with aggravated charges of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving and risks up to 40 years if convicted.

Henry Ruggs.
Henry Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was found to be 0.161 at the time of the crash.

Ruggs remains under house arrest under strict conditions, including alcohol surveillance via a device attached to his leg, after issuing a $ 150,000 bail.

The next trial date for the former Raiders new star is a status check on January 4, followed by an initial hearing on March 10, the Review-Journal reported.

Lawyers for Ruggs – who on Tuesday declined to comment on the forensic pathologist’s report – have suggested they can question in the lawsuits whether the disgraced NFL standout caused Tintor’s death, claiming a witness at the scene told them the firefighters were slow. to respond as the flames engulfed Tintor’s Toyota.

A Clark County spokesman has denied the allegations, saying the passenger cabin in the vehicle was “not survivable” for any passengers.

With Post wires


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