Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died Thursday morning, a day after he suffered life threatening injuries after falling from the back of a truck after a domestic dispute with his fiance Loleini Tonga (pictured above). Read more on the tragic death of Chris Henry and see video of the receiver below.
Police confirmed Chris Henry has died this morning at 6:36 a.m. Henry was only 26 years-old.
Henry was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being found on a residential road “apparently suffering life-threatening injuries,” according to police.
Police said an argument began at a home about a half-mile away, and Henry jumped into the bed of the pickup truck as his fiance. Loleini Tongaa, 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 spokeswoman Rosalyn Harrington said homicide detectives have been assigned to the case but had no further information. Police have not released the 911 tapes, and Harrington wouldn’t say if the woman was present at the scene when police arrived.
Henry was engaged to Loleini Tonga, and the couple has been raising three children. Tonga’s MySpace page identifies herself as “Mrs. C. Henry” and has a picture of her next to a person who appears to be Henry. She also has a post from Tuesday talking about buying wedding rings. A neighbor said Wednesday that the Tonga family owns the home where police say the incident began.
Such a senseless tragedy! Our condolences to Chris Henry’s family.
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