A panicked 911 call by the wife of Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins revealed that he was walking along the highway in search of gas on the morning he was fatally struck.
Kalabrya Haskins called Broward County, FL emergency services nearly 10 minutes after she had spoken to her husband on the morning of his death in early April.
According to the call, the pro player phoned Kalabrya when his vehicle ran out of fuel, and informed her that he was walking to find a gas station.
“He said he was going to call me back after he finished putting the gas in,” she told a dispatcher. “I kept calling and kept calling, he wasn’t answering.”
“After 10 minutes of calling the phone, eventually it cut off. It’s not working now,” Haskins’ panicked wife said. “I had his location. I just want somebody to go in the area and see if his car is there and if he’s OK and if anything happened to him.”
A recently released diagram of the accident revealed that Haskins was hit by a dump truck on I-95 while going across two lanes of the highway on foot. A second vehicle, a Subaru Outback, “partially” clipped Haskins’ body.
The former Washington Commanders’ quarterback was pronounced dead on scene, and neither of the drivers were tested for drugs and alcohol, but a witness said a third vehicle might have been involved and driven off.
The dispatcher broke the news of the event to Haskins’ wife during the 911 call. “I don’t want you to panic, but I’m going to be honest with you,” they said. “We do have an incident on the highway — but I can’t confirm if that’s your husband or not.”
Haskins, 24, was in competition with fellow Steelers quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for the role of the team’s starter. He was in Florida participating in offseason training with several of his teammates.