Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry has diedone day after suffering serious injuries upon falling out of the back of a pickup truck in what authorities describe as a domestic dispute with his fiancée.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in North Carolina say Henry died at 6:36 a.m. Thursday. He was 26.
Away from the team because of a broken forearm, Henry was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being found on a residential road. Police said the dispute began at a home less than a kilometre away, and Henry jumped into the bed of the pickup truck as his fiancee was driving away from the residence.
Police said at some point when she was driving, Henry “came out of the back of the vehicle.” Police have not released the 911 tapes, and spokeswoman Rosalyn Harrington wouldn’t say if the woman, whom police would not identify, was present at the scene when police arrived.
Henry was engaged to Loleini Tonga, and the couple has been raising three children