Details on cause of death of Dwayne Haskins released by Broward County Medical Examiner


Details on cause of death of Dwayne Haskins released by Broward County Medical Examiner

Following the tragic death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins when he was hit and killed by a dump truck on a Florida freeway on April 9, several details emerged on May 23, as a toxicology report and a Broward County investigative report Medical examiners and law enforcement agencies were released.

The report said Haskin’s blood alcohol levels were 0.24 and 0.20 — three times the legal limit of 0.08 in the state of Florida. He also tested positive for ketamine and norketamine. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma.

Former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins tragically died in a car accident in April

Haskins was 24, a former Ohio State first-round draft pick who was selected by the Washington franchise before being released and joining the Steelers as a backup.

A law enforcement report pieced together the last hours of his life said Haskins went to dinner with a friend or cousin and then to a South Florida nightclub where “they drank heavily and eventually got into an argument.” Separation.”

After leaving, Haskins’ car had run out of gas on the freeway. At this point, Haskins got out of his car to get gas when he was hit by the truck.

His wife, Kalabrya Haskins, told a 911 police officer that her husband called her and told her he was going to get gas. Since Haskins hadn’t called her back to update her, she called 911 to request a welfare check.

The report stated that this traffic accident was an accident. No one has been charged with a crime. In April, the accident report concluded that the driver was not at fault. Haskins was also hit by a second car trying not to hit him.

The coroner’s report, cited in several reports, including Fox Sports’ Andy Slater in MiamiShe added that there was an unnamed “female companion” in Haskins’ car and that she said Haskins went to get gas for the car. Her relationship with Haskins has not been determined, according to the report.

Statement on behalf of Haskins’ widow

Kalabrya Haskins’ law firm, The Ellsley Law Firm, issued a statement on her behalf Monday night following revelations about the manner of his death.

“Dwayne Haskins, Jr. was tragically killed on April 9, 2022. He was a loving and devoted husband, son and brother. He wanted to be a father and eventually a grandfather. He was a humanitarian who loved children and animals. As a young man, Dwayne was a nationally recognized competitive athlete during his high school years in Maryland. Dwayne was a record quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was an All Big Ten Academic Student Athlete.

“Dwayne was the MVP at the Big Ten Championship. He was the MVP at the Rose Bowl. He was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Dwayne was the 15th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft for Washington. He was quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers when he died and loved by his coaches and teammates.

“Dwayne Haskins was all of that and more. On behalf of Dwayne’s wife, family and memory, and in the name of truth, we respectfully ask and pray for privacy, patience, and that the public withhold any judgment during this time while law enforcement continues to investigate and carry out their important work .”

Haskins remembered by the Steelers and Buckeyes

The former Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year played nine games in his rookie season, throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has passed five touchdowns in his second NFL campaign. In January 2021, he signed with the Steelers.

Haskins had been training in South Florida with other Steelers players, including running back Najee Harris, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and tight end Pat Freiermuth. He recently posted a lighthearted video with Harris. His last post was a motivational quote: “It is what it is will keep you in peace.”

In a statement at the time of Haskins’ death, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expressed his feelings.

“I am devastated and speechless at the unfortunate death of Dwayne Haskins,” Tomlin said in a statement released by the team. “Once he arrived in Pittsburgh, he quickly became part of our Steelers family and was one of our hardest workers both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate but even more of a great friend to so many. I’m really heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Kalabrya and his entire family at this difficult time.”

Ohio State’s official football program released a statement shortly after the news, which read: “Leader. Legend. A horse chestnut forever.”

“We mourn the tragic loss of our GL family member, Dwayne Haskins,” Haskins’ sports agency, Goal Line Sports, said in a statement. “There are no words to describe this sadness. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and the Steelers family. Rest in the Force, Dwayne.”

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