MIAMI, FL (UPI) — April 12 (UPI) — According to a police spokeswoman, the Florida Highway Patrol has initiated a 90-day traffic homicide inquiry into last weekend’s highway death of NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Lt. Indiana FHP Miranda stated that no additional information regarding the incident will be disclosed until the inquiry is over and that a 90-day timeline is usual for the investigation’s scope, which includes evidence collection, interviews, and transcription.
She emphasized that investigators often work on many cases concurrently, lengthening the time required to complete an investigation.
According to a representative for the Broward County medical examiner’s office, the office is awaiting the results of a toxicology test as part of a separate inquiry into the cause of death.
Haskins, 24, was killed Saturday morning after being struck by a dump truck while walking along an interstate near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Dwayne Haskins.
May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/PsDEx9RI5J
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 9, 2022
Haskins attempted to cross Interstate 595 westbound on foot “for unexplained reasons,” according to the FHP. He was struck by the truck moments later. For safety concerns, Florida law prohibits pedestrians from traveling on Interstate highways.
The day before his death, Haskins participated in a practice session in Boca Raton, Fla., alongside other Steelers teammates.
Throughout the sports world, dozens of tributes to the young quarterback have arisen on social media and during press conferences.
Ohio State, where Haskins played from 2016 to 2018, announced Monday that the former Buckeyes star will be honored at Saturday’s spring game in Columbus. The game will air on Big Ten Network at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
“There are a number of our players who played with Dwayne who are in pain,” Buckeyes coach Ryan Day told reporters. “It was a trying weekend for everyone.
It’s difficult to comprehend when something happens to a young person with such a great heart.”
As a redshirt sophomore for the Buckeyes in 2018, Haskins set single-season school records by completing 70% of his throws for 4,831 yards and a 50 to 8 touchdown to interception ratio.
The Buckeyes defeated Washington in Haskins’ final college game, the Rose Bowl. That season, he finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.
Haskins enters the NFL in 2019 as a Washington first-round draught pick. He played with the NFC East franchise for two seasons before signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021.
From 2013 until 2016, Haskins attended the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. According to a school official, the high school held an assembly Monday morning in which Haskins’ family was present.
How about “ Dwayne Haskins, son, husband, buckeye brother, friend, beloved teammate has passed away” TF his career ups and downs have to do with him unfortunately losing his life🤦🏾♂️ STFU! Let his family & friends grieve instead of throwing shade. Praying for the Haskins family!! pic.twitter.com/gb1D9KcgCQ
— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) April 9, 2022
Remembering Dwayne Haskins’ legacy
Even before entering the NFL, Haskins had an illustrious career in college football. As a redshirt sophomore with the Ohio State Buckeyes, he set Big Ten Conference records for single-season touchdowns and throwing yards.
The Buckeye finished third in the 2018 Heisman Trophy voting after leading his team to historic Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championship victories. His outstanding 2018 campaign motivated him to forego his final two years of eligibility at Ohio in order to join the 2019 NFL Draft.
Haskins was drafted 15th overall by the Washington Commanders and made his NFL debut against the Giants in Week 4. Following a turbulent tenure in Washington, he joined the Steelers prior to the start of the 2021 NFL season.
What Was Dwayne Haskins on the Highway?
Haskins was attempting to cross westbound Interstate 595 near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County when he was struck by the dump truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The patrol stated the incident occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m.
Who was the wife of Dwayne Haskins?
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — Kalabrya Haskins, the widow of late Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins, has issued a statement expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support following the news of her husband’s death.