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Monday, November 28, 2022

Dwayne Hawkins, Steelers QB, dies after being hit by dump truck

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died Saturday morning after being hit by a dump truck near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 24 years old.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was driving at a “limited access facility (highway/expressway) for unknown reasons” around 6:37 a.m. The FHP said he was planning to cross lanes heading west of Interstate 595. was attempting, when he was hit by a dump truck. According to the FHP, he was pronounced dead at the scene, and traffic homicide investigators were at the scene.

The Highway Patrol said there are live-feed cameras near the scene, but the footage has not been recorded.

“I am devastated and at a loss for words by the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement on Saturday. “Upon arrival in Pittsburgh he quickly became part of our Steelers family and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community.

“Dwayne was a great teammate but also a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Calabria, and their entire family during this difficult time.”

Dwayne Haskins Was 15Th Overall In The 2019 Nfl Draft.

Haskins signed with the Steelers in January 2021 but did not see any action during the 2021 season. He was in Florida training with other Steelers skill position players – running back quarterback Mitch Trubisky, Nazi Harris and tight end Pat Freermuth.

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Haskins was a standout at Ohio State and in 2018, his only season as a starter, threw 50 touchdown passes, earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.

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