Steelers QB Haskins was drunk when fatally struck according to autopsy

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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)

An autopsy report revealed that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk and had taken drugs before he was fatally struck by a dump truck while walking on a Florida interstate highway last month. 

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.

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.