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Florida Highway Patrol Shares Dwayne Haskins Investigation Details

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KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 26: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins (3) before an NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs on Dec 26, 2021 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Over the weekend, the NFL world lost Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The former Ohio State star was struck and killed by a dump truck in Florida on Saturday morning.

FHP spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda recently opened up about this tragic situation. Miranda said Haskins was walking on I-595 with "limited access facility for unknown reasons."

Haskins was apparently crossing westbound lanes when this fatal incident occurred.

"He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic," Miranda said in a statement.

Miranda didn't reveal why Haskins was on the highway when the incident occurred. As of now, Haskins' death is an open traffic homicide investigation.

Haskins was in South Florida this month to train with some of his teammates.

Shortly after the tragic news broke, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin released a heartfelt statement.

"I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Tomlin said. “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 are with Haskins' family and friends at this time.