Dwayne Haskins was looking for gas when fatal highway crash occurred, investigation says

Dwayne Haskins was looking for gas when fatal highway crash occurred, investigation says

According to an audio revealed by the authorities, the quarterback's vehicle would have run out of fuel, which is why he was trying to cross the lanes of the highway to look for gasoline
According to an audio revealed by the authorities, the quarterback's vehicle would have run out of fuel, which is why he was trying to cross the lanes of the highway to look for gasoline

Dwayne Haskins ‘ wife told a 911 operator that the quarterback was walking to get gas the morning he was struck and killed by a dump truck on a Florida highway , according to audio released Wednesday by the Broward County Sheriff ‘s Office.

Kalabrya Haskins told the 911 operator that her husband called her on the morning of April 9 and said he was getting out of his car to get gas and would call back when he got back in the car. When she didn’t get another call, she dialed 911 again and asked that someone be sent to make sure she was okay.

Haskins, who was in Florida that weekend to train with his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates , was struck and killed by a dump truck on Interstate 595 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida , near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport .

On the 911 call, the operator told Haskins ‘ wife there was a report of an accident near where she said her husband left the vehicle, but she couldn’t confirm if he was involved. Audio released Wednesday also included calls from witnesses who said they saw the truck hit the man.

A final impact report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol said Haskins was walking on the west side of I-595 when he entered the flow lanes and into the path of the dump truck, which was traveling in the center lane. The left front end of the dump truck struck Haskins.

The report concluded that Haskins was improperly on the freeway, and the dump truck driver was not found to have contributed to the accident, based on the judgment of the investigating officer. Haskins was also struck by a second vehicle traveling alongside the dump truck, which took evasive maneuvers to avoid him but hit him with the right side, according to the report.

A third vehicle may have been involved as well, according to the report, based on one person’s testimony. Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene by Capt . Rod Watkins of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department at 6:48 am He was 24 years old.

The accident remains under investigation.

The first of three funeral services for Haskins will be held in Pittsburgh on Friday at 11 am at the Allegheny Center Alliance Church. There will also be a Saturday noon service at Christ Church in Rockaway Township, New Jersey, and at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland on Sunday.

“My husband was more than just a great football player,” Kalabrya Haskins said in a statement earlier this week. “He had a rainbow smile that touched the diversity of so many. He will forever rest and remain in our hearts until the end of time.”

Melissa Galbraith
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