Disturbing new details have emerged from the scene where Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed by a dump truck on a Florida highway.
FHP spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda said Haskins was walking on I-595 with “limited access facility for unknown reasons.”
“He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic,” Miranda said in a statement.
Local resident Chris Stanley – told the Columbus Dispatch that he believes he saw the late quarterback on the highway before the collision, noticing vehicles veering into his lane.
“And what I noticed was a Mack truck, or a big tractor-trailer, with also another vehicle that started moving a little bit to the left,” Stanley said. “I was in the left lane and then there was the right lane. And then I noticed an individual there starting to make their way onto the road.
“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,” he continued, noting that he saw the man raising his arms.
The accident happened on I-595 West at the I-95 interchange outside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
“I did not see any vehicle nearby. I was more concerned with him because he was already making his way onto the road system … That’s why it’s just very disturbing. I just didn’t understand the situation,” Stanley said.
Haskins was pronounced dead on the scene. He was 24.
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