CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has died, one day after a bizarre car accident, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police confirm.
Police say Henry died at 6:36 a.m. Thursday. He was 26.
According to police, Henry's fiancee, Loleini Tonga, got into a pickup truck and drove away from the residence.
As she was driving away, Henry jumped into the bed of the truck.
A woman believed to have been driving behind the truck called 911 and described a "shirtless" man with his arm in a cast beating on the back window of the truck.
Police say at some point Henry fell out of the back of the vehicle.
When officers arrived, they found Henry laying in the road, suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Medics transported him to the Carolinas Medical Center.
Henry had been on injured reserve since breaking his arm in the November 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
He was in the final year of his contract with the Bengals, who let him go after his fifth arrest following the 2007 season.
Owner Mike Brown then brought him back a few months later, signing him to a two-year deal, and Henry had stayed out of trouble since his return.
A deep threat, he was fourth among Bengals receivers this season with 12 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns at the time of his injury.
Bengals Chris Henry Dies After Domestic Dispute
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