PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was reportedly killed Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle in South Florida.
According to our partners at DK Pittsburgh Sports, the incident happened around 6:30 a.m. when Haskins was driving on I-595 going to the airport to return to Pittsburgh and stopped his vehicle to get out when he was hit by a dump truck.
A spokesperson from the Florida Highway Patrol reportedly confirmed Haskins was walking along the interstate and was hit when he was attempting to cross the road with oncoming traffic.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Haskins’ agent, Cedric Saunders, confirmed the news.
The Steelers signed Haskins to a one-year restricted free agent contract in March after he signed with the team in 2021 but did not see any playing time.
“I’ve wanted to be a quarterback my entire life. Being a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers is a dream. I always had great respect for the black and gold. Great respect for Coach (Mike) Tomlin, 15 seasons with no losing season. I want to show him that I want this bad. I want to be a leader. I want to be a guy that people can rely on, on and off the field to be more than just a guy that can throw a ball, talented enough to be in a position where I can execute at a high level and keep the Steelers way,” Haskins said in a release in March.
Haskins was originally drafted by the Washington Commanders as the No. 15 overall pick in 2019. Before he was released by Washington in 2020, he completed 267 of 444 pass attempts for 2,804 with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in two seasons, according to the Steelers.
Haskins played for Ohio State University and finished third in the Heisman Trophy race in 2018.
Haskins would have turned 25 on May 3.
According to DK Pittsburgh Sports, a police report hasn’t be filed yet.
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