The parents of the 23-year-old woman killed when NFL wide receiver Henry Ruggs III crashed into her car early Tuesday morning in Las Vegas are “destroyed,” the woman’s brother told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.
“I almost can’t even look at them,’’ said Djordje Tintor, the older brother of Tina Tintor, who died in the fiery crash during which Ruggs was traveling 156 mph with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. “Every time I look at them it just breaks my heart.’’
Djordje Tinor, 25, said his family escaped war-torn Serbia in 2000 before moving to Las Vegas and that his parents were maintaining their privacy after the fatal accident.
“They’re not comfortable with the attention and everything,’’ he said. “They just want to grieve in their way.’’