Reports: No Confirmation Of Chris Henry’s Death

UPDATE: Chris Henry two months ago to Joe Reedy of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER about his fiancee Loleini Tonga:

“She’s been a big help. She’s been right here with me and going through things and helping out on my side. We have the kids and she has my back with everything I’ve needed. She’s a great person and I love her to death.”

UPDATE: WLW-TV in Cincinnati has video.

UPDATE: WCNC-TV in Charlotte has a slideshow of photos of the Chris Henry pickup truck accident scene:

Chris Henry reportedly still alive after pickup truck accident in Charlotte


Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry was seriously injured in a car accident Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. and was being treated for life-threatening injuries, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

“We don’t think he’s going to make it,” the source told FanHouse on Wednesday evening.

UPDATE: has more details: “Authorities are investigating whether Henry jumped off the truck or whether he was thrown. The official says they are investigating the possibility the Cincinnati Bengal was thrown from the truck after (Henry fiancee) Loleini Tonga swerved back and forth.”

UPDATE: Alex Marvez of reports: “Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry is on life support. … The source described the situation as ‘dire.’

Joe Reedy of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, from (let’s hope) his Twitter account on the status of Chris Henry:

Chris Henry reportedly still alive after pickup truck accident in Charlotte

Henry reportedly fell out the back of a pickup truck earlier today during a domestic dispute and suffered significant injuries.

Most recently, the KENTUCKY POST reported, “Homicide Detectives with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating the incident.”

The CHARLOTTE OBSERVER has more details of the accident.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was injured after coming out of the back of a pickup truck during a domestic dispute in north Charlotte. Officers were called out to Oakdale Road near I-485 and Statesville Road just before noon in reference to a person down. When officers arrived, they found Henry in the road, with life-threatening injuries.

Paramedics transported Henry to Carolinas Medical Center, where he is being treated, according to police. Police say Henry was involved in a “domestic situation” with his fiancee at 840 Peachtree Road. His fiancee, who was not named in a press release, got into a pickup truck and drove away from the home. As she was driving, police say, Henry jumped into the bed of the truck.

The domestic dispute continued between the driver of the truck and Henry. At some point, Henry came out of the back of the vehicle.

He was found by police about half a mile from the house in question.

A team spokesman confirmed that the parents of Henry’s fiancee live in Charlotte, though it’s unclear if he was visiting them.