More details have emerged…
Earlier today, we were hit with the awful news that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed in South Florida this morning after getting hit by a car, while he was training with fellow Steelers players.
We now know more details on the tragic event, as the Florida Highway Patrol has released more information.
According to TMZ, we now know that he was trying to cross Interstate 595 in Boca Raton, Florida, and was struck by a dump truck.
Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement:
“Mr. Haskins was walking on a limited access facility (Highway/expressway) for unknown reasons. He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when thee was oncoming traffic.
Unfortunately, he collided with an oncoming dump truck. Mr. Haskins was pronounced dead on scene.”
They added that they are conducting a “Traffic Homicide Investigation.”
It’s unclear why he was trying to cross the highway on foot.
Florida law enforcement added in a statement this morning:
“Florida Highway Patrol is working a fatal vehicle vs pedestrian crash westbound on I-595 at I-95 will remain closed during this investigation.”
The former Ohio State standout quarterback finished third in Heisman voting in 2018, leading the Buckeyes to a Big 10 championship and a Rose Bowl victory.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin shared this message of the tragic loss:
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins. He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community.
Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”