Autopsy results show that Chris Henry died from blunt-force trauma to the head, the Mecklenburg (N.C.) Medical Examiner said regarding the late NFL star.
Henry sustained a fatal head injury after an argument fiancée Loleini Tonga. He fell to the road after jumping on the back of a pick-up truck she was driving.
Witnesses say that Loleini Tonga was fleeing her family's home in North Carolina after a dispute with the football player, despite him imploring her to stay.
It is unclear how fast the truck was going when Henry fell and hit his head, but judging by the Chris Henry 911 call, it was likely a fairly high rate of speed.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but did not recover.
R.I.P. Chris Henry (1983-2009).
Henry's death was announced at 6:36 a.m. Thursday at a North Carolina hospital. Plastic flowers and good wishes adorn the stretch of road where he fell.
The troubled sports star was set to wed Tonga in March, but he was "aggravated" with his wedding plans, which may have contributed to their fight.
Homicide detectives are currently investigating the case and no charges have been filed against Tonga though police have not yet cleared her name.
Chris was cut from the Bengals in April 2008 after getting arrested five times in 28 months. The Bengals decided to give him another chance before the 2008 season started and he credited Loleini Tonga for helping him turn the corner.
Henry’s team reportedly attended a funeral service for the wide receiver following their narrow loss against the Chargers in San Diego yesterday afternoon.