Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he tried to cross the Florida interstate in April and was hit and killed by a dump truck.
According to a toxicology report released Monday by the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office, 24-year-old Haskins had blood alcohol levels of 0.20 and 0.24 in two separate samples; The legal limit is 0.08.
A urine sample also tested positive for ketamine and norketamine, drugs that can be used as both anesthetics and recreationally.
Reportedly, Haskins, who was training in South Florida with his teammates, went out to dinner on April 9, then went to a club with a relative, where he “drank heavily” and got into a fight. After separated.
At about 6:15, the quarterback ran out of gas and pulled over the shoulder on the west side of I-95, where he tried to turn down passing drivers for help. Witnesses, including the driver of the dump truck, said Haskins wandered in the middle of the road, where the truck driver had no way of escape.
Haskins was then hit by a Subaru who had unsuccessfully tried to escape from him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The official cause of his death was believed to be an accident from multiple blunt force injuries.
The medical examiner’s report also noted that a “female companion” was in Haskins’ car when he pulled over, but did not identify her.
Haskins’ wife, Calabria Haskins, sought confidentiality in a statement on Monday through her attorney.
Haskins, a New Jersey native, was drafted by the Washington football team from Ohio State University in 2019, then picked up by the Steelers in 2021 after being released. He resigned from Pittsburgh just three weeks before he was killed.