An Emotional Derek Carr Reveals Text Message He Received From Henry Ruggs Hours Before Fatal Car Crash

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Raiders QB Derek Carr is taking the Henry Ruggs’ car crash very hard.

According to police reports, Ruggs was traveling at 156 mph before he crashed into the back of a 23-year-old woman’s car leaving her and her dog trapped as the vehicle burst into flames. Prosecutors say Ruggs’ blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit when tested after the crash.

On Wednesday, an emotional Carr spoke to the media and revealed that Ruggs had sent him a video of himself playing golf just hours before the fatal crash.

“He literally texted me at midnight a golf swing, hit me and Hunter [Renfrow], ‘How’s my swing look? You guys need to help me’ And just seeing that and then getting the news when we woke up, I just … I don’t even know how I’m supposed to handle that,”

Carr went on to talk about the wave of emotions he’s going through right now.

Via The Athletic

“My emotions have been on a roller coaster, so to speak, this year,” “My heart goes out so much … to the family, to all the families involved. No one ever wants to see this, whether it’s a football player or not, you never want to see something like this happen. It broke my wife and I’s heart, honestly. We talked about it a little bit, but I can only talk about it so much.”

Update: There is a video of Ruggs playing Top Golf hours before the crash.