Homicide detectives have been called to the scene of a North Carolina crash that left Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry with “very serious” injuries. Henry was gravely injured after falling out of the back of a pickup truck during a domestic dispute with his fiancee this afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Wednesday.
Henry was listed in serious condition in a Charlotte-area hospital following a crash there, team spokesman Jack Brennan confirmed.
Police say Henry and his fiancÃ©e, Loleini Tonga, who lives in the area, had been arguing in the 800 block of Peachtree Road when the tried to drive away in a pickup. Henry jumped into the bed of the pickup and the couple continued arguing as Tonga drove, police said.
Henry fell out of the pickup at some point and landed in the roadway, suffering life-threatening injuries and severe head trauma. Henry was transported to Carolinas Medical Center, where he remains hospitalized in grave condition.
“The domestic situation continued between the operator and Mr. Henry,” the police said in a statement. “At some point while she was driving, Mr. Henry came out of the back of the vehicle.”