Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins had been stranded on a Florida highway and going to get gas the day he was tragically struck and killed by a dump truck, according to the 911 call his wife placed the morning of his death.
“My husband, he was stuck on the side of the highway. He had to go walk and get gas and then he said he was returning to the car on the highway,” Kalabrya Haskins explained to dispatch.
“We were on the phone and he said he was going to call me back after he finished putting the gas in and I kept calling and kept calling and he wasn’t answering. Eventually, after 10 minutes of calling the phone, eventually, it cut off. It’s not working now. I had his location.”
To make matters even worse, officials released a diagram of the crash that showed Haskins got hit by two vehicles.
“In the Florida Highway Patrol documents, investigators say after Haskins was struck by a dump truck in the middle of a Broward County highway in the early morning hours of April 9 — a Subaru Outback also “partially” hit Haskins’ body.
Officials released a diagram of the crash — showing what they believe were the two points in which the vehicles struck the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback (labeled as NM01 in the image).”
Officials say Haskins succumbed to his injuries on the scene and was pronounced dead just minutes after being struck.
Haskins, who signed a one-year restricted free agent tender this offseason, was expected to compete for the starting job in Pittsburgh following veteran Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement.
Dwayne was just 24 years old. He would have turned 25 on May 3.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.