Funeral set for woman killed in car crash with ex-Raider



Wade Vandervort

A person leaves a Target name badge during a vigil for Tina Tintor, a 23-year-old woman who was killed in a fatal car crash allegedly caused by former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III on Friday, November 5, 2021 Tintor was a former Target Employee.

The funeral of Tina Tintor, the 23-year-old woman who died last week in a car crash involving former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III, will be held Thursday at 11:30 p.m. at St. Simeon’s Serbian Orthodox Church, 3950 S. Jones boulevard, according to Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery.

A private incarceration service will then take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Palm Eastern Cemetery. Tintor’s golden retriever Max, 3, also died in the crash.

“Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received,” Tintor’s family said on a GoFundMe fundraiser, which raised over $ 98,000 on Tuesday afternoon. The family had initially set a goal of $ 7,000 to cover funeral costs.

“Our lives changed forever when Tina passed away alongside Max on the morning of November 2, 2021,” the family said. “Those who knew Tina know that she was a beautiful, loving soul who always put everyone before her.

“Whether she knew you or not, Tina was the kind of person who would give you food from her plate to make sure you weren’t hungry.” Tina was the shoulder to cry on, the ear that made you feel heard, and the friendly smile you needed when you made a bad joke.

Tintor graduated from Durango High School in 2016 and worked in a Target near Flamingo Road and Grand Canyon Drive for over three and a half years. She was pursuing a career in computer programming, relatives said at a vigil Friday.

“She was an extraordinary woman,” said Patrick LaFleur, one of Tintor’s colleagues at Target. “She was just starting the career she wanted. We have seen her grow up working with her. “

Tintor’s 2013 Toyota Rav4 was struck by the 2020 Ruggs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at approximately 3:40 a.m. on November 2 on Rainbow Boulevard near Spring Valley Parkway. Prosecutors allege Ruggs was driving 156 mph seconds before Tintor, causing the SUV’s fuel tank to fire. Ruggs had a blood alcohol content of 0.161, more than double the legal limit for Nevada drivers, and he also had a loaded handgun in the driver’s side floor of his vehicle, prosecutors said.

Ruggs faces two counts of impaired driving resulting in death or grievous bodily harm, two counts of reckless driving and one count of possession of a firearm while intoxicated. He is due to return to Las Vegas court on Wednesday, where he will likely be formally charged.

The additional counts of impaired driving and reckless driving stem from injuries sustained by Ruggs’ girlfriend Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, 22, who was in the car with him during the crash. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said last week Washington suffered “significant wrist injuries that required surgery.”

Ruggs was released on $ 150,000 bail last week. Ruggs must remain under house arrest with an ankle monitor, must not consume alcohol or controlled substances, and has been ordered not to drive.


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