By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been killed. He was hit by a dump truck on I-55 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to WPLG Local 10.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He was 24. Haskins would have been 25 on May 3rd.
It is not clear at this time why he was on the highway. Or why he may have been walking on the highway at the time right before being hit by the dump truck.
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Local 10 is reporting that the incident happened around 7 am this morning. They are reporting that Haskins was dead at the scene.
The highway is closed due to the investigation. At this time, the driver of the dump truck has not been charged. And may or may not be charged with any crime concerning this matter.
Haskins was reportedly in South Florida with several teammates.
He spent last season with the Steelers. He served as the third-string quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph.
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Despite being active for just one game, he did not see action in the contest.
Before the start of free agency, there was talk that Haskins could compete with Rudolph for the starting job. Then, the Steelers signed free agent Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year deal.
Trubisky is expected to be the Steelers starting quarterback in 2022. Rudolph and Haskins would have competed for the main backup role.
Haskins was a former first-round draft pick. The former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback was the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Washington Commanders.
He spent parts of two seasons in Washington. Haskins was released by the Commanders in November 2020.
In 2019 and 2020, he made 13 starts with the team.
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The free-agent then signed a futures contract with the Steelers in January 2021. This past March, the team placed a restricted free agent tender on the quarterback.
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