NFL grieves after Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins dies on I-595 in Broward
Investigators are trying to figure out how 24-year-old NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins died on Saturday morning on Interstate 595 in Broward County.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins died on the westbound lanes of I-595 near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The driver of the dump truck that struck Haskins at about 7 a.m. waited for authorities to arrive.
Steelers Depot reported Haskins was in southern Palm Beach County with running back Najee Harris, tight end Pat Freiermuth, and quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who owns a house just west of Boca Raton.
NFL players started to grieve on Saturday after Haskins’ agent Cedric Saunders told ESPN he died.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin: “I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins. He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”
Washington coach Ron Rivera: “Dwayne was a talented young man who had a long life ahead of him. This is a very sad time and I am 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 is sending our heartfelt condolences and thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family at this time.”
Ohio State coach Ryan Day: “For those who knew him closely, he was much more than a great football player. He had a giant heart, old soul and an infectious smile. The Ohio State community and our entire football program are heartbroken.”
Steelers star T.J. Watt: “The world lost a great person today. When Dwayne first walked into the locker room I could tell he was an upbeat guy. He was always making people smile, never taking life for granted.”
Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward: “Dwayne meant so much to so many people. His smile was infectious and he was a guy you wanted to be around. We are all in shock about losing him. We are going to miss the heck out of him as well. We lost you way too early. Luckily I got a chance to get to know you. RIP DH.”
April 9, 11 p.m. report
According to Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was walking on a limited access facility (highway/expressway) for unknown reasons.April 9, 2022: Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins dies at 24 in car accident in South FloridaApril 9, 2022: Dump truck hits and kills pedestrian, leaving westbound lanes of I-595 closed for investigationDec. 28, 2020: Washington releases 2019 1st-round pick Dwayne HaskinsDec. 27, 2020: Dwayne Haskins starts for Washington despite breaking rulesDec. 23, 2020: Haskins fined, in line to start for Washington if neededDec. 22, 2020: Haskins apologizes after photos show mask-less partying
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We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Dwayne Haskins.
May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/PsDEx9RI5J
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 9, 2022
Dwayne Haskins just posted this video having fun and joking around yesterday
It’s a reminder how fragile life is pic.twitter.com/b9KFrWbrnd
— Brett (@Brett_Hanfling) April 9, 2022
Heartbroken to hear of the loss of Dwayne Haskins Jr. My thoughts and prayers go out to his incredible family. One of the greatest QB’s in Ohio State history, but an even better son, teammate, and friend. God Bless!! pic.twitter.com/lM9Z8LzMhe
— Urban Meyer (@CoachUrbanMeyer) April 9, 2022
RIP Dwayne Haskins.. heartbreaking… Prayers to his family & loved ones.
Love yours while they’re here!