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Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins Struck, Killed by Dump Truck While Walking Across I-595

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins," head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement Saturday

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins, 24, was struck and killed by a dump truck in Broward County on Saturday morning.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of I-595 on foot for unknown reasons.

Haskins was then struck by an oncoming dump truck and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to FHP.

"I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins," Tomlin said. "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."

NBC 6 spoke to a man who says he believes he saw Haskins on I-595 westbound just minutes before the crash.

Chris Stanley says he was heading towards the off-ramp to I-95 North when he noticed vehicles veering into his lane.

“And then I noticed an individual there starting to make their way onto the road,” Stanley said. “It looked like a person who was in black clothes, so I ended up staying on the left lane. I passed him up, you know, wandering off into the highway.” 

Stanley says he was so concerned that he dialed 911 and shared a screenshot of his call log with NBC 6 with a call to 911 at 6:31 a.m., six minutes before FHP says the crash was reported at 6:37 a.m. 

“He was about halfway, to a quarter way in the right lane already onto the highway and I was already concerned that somebody was going to strike him right there at that moment.”

Haskins, who was turning 25 next month, is a former star quarterback from Ohio State University.

Even though he started for just one season, Haskins became one of the best players in college football after setting Big Ten records and finishing third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2018, NBC Sports reported.

In 2019, Haskins joined the National Football League as a first-round draft pick for the Washington Commanders, where he spent two seasons.

He joined the Steelers last year, but never got on the field with the team during the regular season, NBC Sports reported. Haskins was in Florida this week getting in offseason work with several other Steelers skill position players.

Haskins's death is an open traffic homicide investigation. No further information will be released until the investigation has been closed.

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