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NFL Star Player Dwayne Haskins, Killed by a Car at Age 24

Dwayne Haskins, a former Ohio State star and NFL first-round draft pick died on Saturday at the age of 24.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning in a crash that occurred around 6:37 a.m.

Florida Highway Patrol believes Haskins was trying to cross traffic lanes on foot when he was struck by a vehicle. A traffic homicide investigation is now open.

Dwayne Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene; and Interstate 595, the road on which the crash occurred, was shut down for several hours following the crash.

“He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic,” Highway patrol spokesperson Lt Indiana Miranda said in an emailed statement.

Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers.

Tributes For Dwayne Haskins

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement.

“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 tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”

“The loss of Dwayne is beyond tragic and extremely difficult to process,” current Ohio State coach Ryan Day, who was Haskins’ position coach as well as the Buckeyes’ acting head coach in 2018, posted on Twitter.

“For those who knew him closely, he was much more than a great football player. He had a giant heart, an old soul, and an infectious smile. The Ohio State community and our entire football program are heartbroken.”

After a standout 2018 season at Ohio State, the deceased was selected 15th overall by the Washington Commanders in the 2019 draft.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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