Church service, fundraiser held for Tina Tintor in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Family, friends and community members gathered Sunday for a church service and fundraiser for Tina Tintor.

The 23-year-old was killed last week in an accident involving now-former Raiders catcher Henry Ruggs III on Rainbow Boulevard.

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Sunday’s rally took place at St. Simeon’s Serbian Orthodox Church on Jones Boulevard, where a person close to the church said funds were raised for Tintor during a fundraiser to help with expenses funeral.

Those who knew Tintor also held a candlelight vigil last week after Tuesday’s crash.

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“She was only 23,” said Mary Vogle, a former colleague. “Hasn’t even lived half his life. And now it’s gone – carried away senselessly.

Those who knew her say she was witty and always there with a joke to cheer everyone up.

“Every time I look back and think of her, I see her smile and I see good times,” said Ryder Hankins, who has worked with Tintor in the past. “We laugh together in the check stands. The unbearable eight hour shifts – we were laughing and it felt like nothing because she was there.

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A GoFundMe page has been created in honor of Tintor and his dog Max, who also died in the accident.

Ruggs faces charges that include DUI causing the death and reckless driving in the incident.


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