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Medical Examiner: Dwayne Haskins drunk when hit by dump truck

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins works during the team’s NFL mini-camp football practice in Pittsburgh, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

More details are now known about the night Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed while walking along I-595 in Broward in the middle of the night last month.

Haskins, 24, was trying to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595, near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on the morning of April 9 when he was fatally hit by two vehicles and killed.

According to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office, Haskins’ blood alcohol content was 0.20 when he was fatally struck.  That’s 2.5 times the 0.08 legal limit for driving in the state.

His body also tested positive for ketamine and norketamine – anesthetic drugs.

The report said investigators found Haskins’ car out of gas near where he was hit. A woman he was with told investigators Haskins had gone to get fuel after he ran out. Witnesses told officials he was trying to wave down cars and standing in the center lane when he was hit by the truck and then an SUV. The report said he died of blunt force trauma. No charges have been filed.

The Steelers told investigators that Haskins had no mental health issues and had never made any suicidal threats. They said he sometimes drank heavily and sometimes used marijuana, but was not known to use any other recreational drugs. The medical examiner ruled the death an accident.

His wife called 911 from Pittsburgh to say he was not answering his phone after he told her he ran out of gas.
The report shows the cause of death as blunt force trauma, and the manner was accidental.