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

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

Following the tragic death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins when he was struck and killed by a dump truck on a Florida highway on April 9, several details emerged on May 23 when a report of toxicology and an investigative report have been released by the Broward County Medical Examiner and Law Enforcement Authorities.

The report said Haskins’ blood alcohol levels were 0.24 and 0.20, three times the legal limit of 0.08 in the state of Florida. Additionally, he tested positive for ketamine and norketamine. The cause of death was determined to be blunt trauma.

Former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins was tragically killed in a car crash in April

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

Piecing together the last hours of his life, a law enforcement report said Haskins went to dinner with a friend or cousin, then to a South Florida nightclub where “they drank heavily and at a point, they fought, separating”.

After he left, Haskins’ car had run out of gas on the highway. At this point Haskins left his car to get some gas, which is when he was hit by the truck.

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

The report determined that this traffic incident was an accident. No one has been charged with a crime. In April, the accident report concluded that there was no fault on the part of the driver. Haskins was also hit by a second car which tried to avoid hitting him.

The medical examiner’s investigation report, cited by several reports, including Andy Slater of Fox Sports in Miami, added that an unnamed “companion” was in Haskins’ car and said Haskins went to get gas for the car. Her relationship to Haskins has not been determined, according to the report.

Statement released on behalf of Haskins’ widow

Kalabrya Haskins’ law firm, The Ellsley Law Firm, released a statement on her behalf on Monday evening following revelations about the nature of her 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 scholar-athlete while in high school in Maryland. Dwayne was a record quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was an All Big Ten varsity student athlete.

“Dwayne was the Big Ten Championship MVP. He was the Rose Bowl MVP. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist. Dwayne was the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for Washington. When he passed away, he was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was loved by his coaches and teammates.

“Dwayne Haskins was all of these things and more. In the name of Dwayne’s wife, family, and memory, and in the name of truth, we respectfully ask and pray for confidentiality, patience, and that the public withhold judgment during this time while authorities law enforcement continue to investigate. and carry out their important work.

Haskins recalled by Steelers and Buckeyes

The former Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year played in nine games during his rookie season, throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He had 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 had recently posted a lighthearted video with Harris. His last message was a motivational quote: “It’s what it is that will keep you in peace.”

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

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Tomlin said in a statement released by the team. “He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a great friend to so many people. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time. »

The Ohio State Official Football Program released a statement shortly after the news, saying, “Leader. Legend. Always a Buckeye.

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

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