The victim killed in the car crash allegedly caused by a football player burned to death after her car burst into flames, the coroner says.

Tina Tintor, 23, and her dog Max died in the flames that engulfed her Toyota after NFL player Henry Ruggs allegedly slammed into the back of her car, the Clark County coroner announced Tuesday. Other conditions contributing to her death were inhalation of combustion products and fractures of the nasal bones, right ribs, left forearm, and a left hemothorax, among other injuries, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“She was a force to be reckoned with in the best possible way,” Mia Galvan, a high school friend, said after her death in November. “She was never afraid to be herself. She never grew out of that.”


Tintor recently took a job with an insurance company prior to her death. She wanted to become a computer programmer, her friends said at a vigil on Nov. 6, the outlet reported.

Ruggs’s blood alcohol level measured 0.16% after the crash, twice the legal limit for Nevada drivers, the report continued. He has been charged with felony counts of driving under the influence resulting in death, DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm, and two counts of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm, according to the outlet. If convicted, Ruggs could be sentenced to up to 40 years in prison.

The wide receiver was released from his position on the Las Vegas Raiders less than 24 hours after the Nov. 2 accident. The team said it was "devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family."


The next court dates in the case are a status check set on Jan. 6, with a preliminary hearing on March 10.

Representatives for the Clark County coroner did not respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.