A caller reported seeing Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry hanging off of a pickup truck, and a second caller later reported an unconscious body on the ground.
On December 16, 2009, Henry was involved in a car accident in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he sustained grave injuries. Charlotte police stated that Henry fell out of the back of a moving truck driven by his fiancee, Loleini Tonga, while they were engaged in a domestic dispute.
Tonga has three children by Henry. On December 17, 2009, Charlotte police announced that Henry had died at 6:36 a.m. ET. Two days later, on December 19, police confirmed that Henry died of blunt force trauma to the head. No charges were filed against his fiancee, and police announced that they found no evidence that Tonga drove recklessly or with excessive speed.