Last month we reported that twenty-four-year-old Dwayne Haskins, a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, had passed away after being hit and killed on Interstate 595 in Florida. An autopsy report revealed Monday that he was legally drunk and was on drugs when he was fatally struck by a dump truck as he walked along the interstate highway last month.
According to NFL.com, the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office discovered that Haskins’ blood alcohol content was 0.20 when he was hit before dawn on April 9. He reportedly was walking along Interstate 595 near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport just before dawn on that fateful morning. The alcohol content reading was 2.5 times the 0.08 legal limit for driving in Florida.
Haskins’ widow, Kalabrya Haskins, through her attorney, released a statement pertaining to the report.
“On behalf of Dwayne’s wife, his family, and his memory, and on behalf of the truth, we respectfully request and pray for privacy, for patience, and for the public to withhold any judgment during this period while the law enforcement authorities continue to investigate and conduct their important work.”
A statement from attorney Rick Ellsley on behalf of Dwayne Haskins’ widow, Kalabrya Haskins: pic.twitter.com/lUVVfapJJM
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 23, 2022
The medical examiner ruled the death an accident.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was seen walking on the highway near Fort Lauderdale and while trying to cross the westbound lanes of the interstate, he was hit by a dump truck and pronounced dead on the scene, reports 10 Tampa Bay.
A spokesman for FHP Lt. Indiana Miranda wrote in an emailed statement, “He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic.” The tragic accident caused the highway to be shut down for hours and is being investigated as “an open traffic homicide.”
It was stated in the report that investigators discovered that Haskins’ car was out of gas near the location where he had been struck. There were people who said he was trying to wave down cars and standing in the middle lane when he was hit by the truck before being struck again by an SUV. He died due to blunt force trauma.
Haskins was on the phone with Kalabrya before he was hit by the truck that morning. He told her he had run out of gas. She expressed to a 911 dispatcher she was worried when he didn’t call back and wasn’t picking up her calls.