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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed early Saturday morning after he was hit by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida highway, authorities said.

Haskins was attempting to walk across the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when he was hit by a dump truck around 6:37 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene and authorities said it was “unknown” why he was walking on the freeway.

“This is an open investigation into a traffic homicide,” Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda told Fox News. “No further information will be released until the investigation is closed.”

Westbound traffic on the freeway was closed Saturday morning and drivers were asked to see alternate routes, the FHP said.

The former Ohio State star was reportedly at Miami training with Mitch Trubiskywho was signed by the Steelers last month to a two-year contract.

Haskins has posted several photos on his Instagram account in recent weeks. NFL stars have commented on posts since the loss.

Dwayne Haskins in St. Thomas

“Stop bro,” wrote Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku.

“WE WILL MISS YOU BRO” said Will Parks.

“RIP BROTHA,” Steelers linebacker Buddy Johnson commented.

“‘It is what it is’ will keep you in peace,” Haskins wrote in a story caption on Friday.

On March 30, Haskins posted a photo of himself in St. Thomas, where he reportedly attended the Legends of Pittsburgh cruise.

On March 27, Haskins posted a photo of Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a luxury resort and landmark in the Miami area.

Dwayne Haskins’ Instagram Flooded With Sympathy From NFL Stars

Dwayne Haskins in Miami

Haskins posted a photo of himself with his wife Kalabrya in June 2021 of the couple at Disney World.

Dwayne Haskins’ Instagram Flooded With Sympathy From NFL Stars

Dwayne Haskins and his wife Kalabrya.


Haskins, who signed a one-year restricted free agent tender this offseason, was expected to compete for the starting job in Pittsburgh after the veteran by Ben Roethlisberger retirement.

Dwayne Haskins’ Instagram Flooded With Sympathy From NFL Stars

Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sideline during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
(Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

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

“Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a great friend to so many people,” added Tomlin. “I am truly heartbroken.”

Dwayne Haskins’ Instagram Flooded With Sympathy From NFL Stars

Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers returns to pass in the second half during the 2021 NFL Preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 5, 2021 in Canton, Ohio.
(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Prior to joining the NFL, Haskins led the Ohio State Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl victory.

After spending his freshman year at Ohio State, Haskins served as a backup quarterback, throwing for 565 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. The following season he was named the starter and had a terrific season, throwing for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

After his death, Ohio State posted a photo of Haskins on Twitter with the caption, “Leader. Legend. Forever a Buckeye.”

“The Ohio State Athletic Department is terribly saddened to learn of the passing of Dwayne Haskins on Saturday morning, the school wrote in a statement. “We are thinking of the entire Haskins family during this most difficult time. difficult. Our prayers go out to the family, as well as his current and former teammates, coaches, friends and relatives.”

Haskins was the second runner-up in voting for the Heisman Trophy that year and in 2019 he was drafted 15th overall by the Washington commanders.

Dwayne Haskins’ Instagram Flooded With Sympathy From NFL Stars

Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Football Team looks to get the ball back during an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on December 27, 2020 in Landover, Maryland.
(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Haskins was released by Washington after throwing for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions and went 3-10 in two seasons. Washington coach Ron Rivera said he was “absolutely heartbroken” to learn of Haskins’ death.

“Dwayne was a talented young man who had a long life ahead of him,” Rivera said in a statement. “It’s a very sad time and I’m honestly at a loss for words. I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be sorely missed. Our entire team sends our deepest condolences, thoughts and our prayers to the Haskins family at this time.”

Dwayne Haskins’ Instagram Flooded With Sympathy From NFL Stars

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) before the start of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Maryland.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After his stint in Washington, the Steelers gave Haskins a second chance when they signed him to a one-year deal in 2021. He served as third-string quarterback behind Mason Rudolph.

“Devastated”, Rudolph tweeted after learning of Haskins’ death.

Haskins is survived by his wife, Kalabrya, his parents Dwayne and Tamara, and his younger sister, Tamia.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.


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