According to a 911 phone call obtained by Fox Sports 640 WMEN’s Andy Slater, Quarterback Dwayne Haskins may have been walking along 595 in Broward County because he was looking for gas.
Haskins was fatally struck by a dump truck in Broward County on April 9th.
“He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic,” Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Lt. Indiana Miranda said in an emailed statement.
Authorities could not explain why Haskins was walking on the freeway, however, a phone call from his wife appears to have the answer.
Haskins wife Kalabyra told dispatchers that her husband called her earlier that night to tell her that he was stranded on the freeway and needed to get gas. She says he told her he would call her back but never did.
“I kept calling and kept calling,” Kalabyra told the dispatch officer. “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. I just want somebody to go in the area and see if his car is there and if he’s OK and if anything happened to him.”
Kalabyra also told dispatchers that she was calling from Pittsburgh, PA, and just really needed someone to check the area for her husband.
In a second call with dispatchers, an officer informed Kalabyra that there had been a traffic incident in the area where she said her husband was last located, however, they could not confirm if it was related to her husband’s disappearance.
“I don’t want you to panic, but I’m going to be honest with you. We do have an incident on the highway — but I can’t confirm if that’s your husband or not.”
It was later confirmed that the person struck on the freeway was Haskins.
Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers.
Haskins was 24-years-old.
Here is the exclusive audio of the 911 call obtained by Slater. Warning, it is tough to listen to.
NEW: 911 audio from the morning Dwayne Haskins tragically died on a South Florida road.
One of the calls is from his concerned wife in Pittsburgh after she says she just spoke to him. pic.twitter.com/yoAWsHJbiG
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 20, 2022