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Dwayne Haskins, Pittsburgh Steelers QB, dies aged 24 – CBS Pittsburgh

By: Amanda Andrews of KDKA-TV

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Dwayne Haskins, a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news on Twitter.

Haskins died after a car accident in Florida this morning, according to his agent.

He was 24 years old.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins “walked on a restricted access facility (highway/expressway) for reasons unknown. He attempted to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 with oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, he collided with an oncoming dump truck.”

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic police and highway police are actively investigating the incident.

“I am devastated and speechless at the unfortunate death of Dwayne Haskins,” said Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. “Once he arrived in Pittsburgh, he quickly became part of our Steelers family and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate but even more of a great friend to so many. I’m really heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Kalabrya and all his family at this difficult time.”

Before the Steelers picked up free agent Mitchell Trubisky last month, Haskins was set to compete with fellow reserves Mason Rudolph for the starting job. The two backed longtime starter Ben Roethlisberger, who retired after last season.

Drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Haskins spent two promotion and relegation seasons with the Washington Commanders before the team fired him. The Steelers signed him in January 2021.

In his only season as a college football starter in 2018, Haskins threw 50 touchdown passes, still a Big Ten record, for Ohio State and led the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record. He was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy that season.

Stay tuned to KDKA.com for more details

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