NFL Star Chris Henry Dies After Auto Accident
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry died Thursday from injuries sustained in a Wednesday fall from the back of a pickup truck. He was 26.
Henry died at 6:36 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in North Carolina told the Associated Press.
Henry was hospitalized Wednesday after he was found on a residential road with "life-threatening injuries," police said.
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According to authorities, Henry was involved in a "domestic situation" with his fiancée, Loleini Tonga, at a residence. As she drove off in a pickup truck, Henry jumped onto the bed of the truck, police said. At some point, Henry "came out of the back of the vehicle."
No charges have been immediately filed.
A fifth-year veteran of the Bengals, Henry caught 119 passes for 1,826 yard and 21 touchdowns during his tenure. He had been sidelined since Nov. 8 due to a broken arm.