A sad story just got even sadder if reports of one eyewitness account are verified. USA Today is reporting that, according to a neighbor of Loleini Tonga, Chris Henry’s fiancee, Henry was threatening to kill himself if she did not stop the truck.
Tonga's neighbor, Lee Hardy, was perched on a 15-foot ladder cutting back some trees when he saw the yellow pickup "zooming" up the Tongas' gravel driveway just a few yards away.
Hardy said a shirtless black man clung to the top and side of the truck while standing in the bed, begging her to stop the vehicle.
“He was banging on the top, on the doors, screaming at the lady, ‘We need to talk,’” Hardy said. “He said, ‘If you take off, I’m going to jump off the truck and kill myself.’”
Hardy said she stopped, hesitating at the end of the driveway, and took off.
Soon afterward, emergency dispatchers got at least two calls to 911.
No charges have been filed as of yet and neither family had yet to release a statement.