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Dwayne Haskins had BAC of .20 when struck, killed

Field Level Media
24 May 2022, 05:55 GMT+10

The late Dwayne Haskins had a blood-alcohol level of 2 1/2 times the legal limit when he was killed on a South Florida highway last month, the Miami Herald and Fox Sports radio reported Monday.

Two blood samples were taken, blood coming back at .20 and another fluid at .24. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

The Herald cited the autopsy report released by the Broward Medical Examiner's Office. The Fox report cited investigators.

Haskins also tested positive for ketamine and norketamine, per the report. Both drugs can be used as medical anesthetics or recreationally, per the report.

Haskins had been out at a Miami nightclub the night before and got into a fight before leaving. He was in the car with a "female companion" who was not his wife when they ran out of gas. Haskins walked around for 20 minutes looking for gas, per the report.

The woman was passed out drunk in the disabled car at the scene, per the Fox report.

Haskins had gone to dinner with a friend or cousin, per the ME's report.

"They drank heavily and at some point, they got into a fight, separating," per the ME's report.

Haskins was hit by a dump truck while walking on I-595 near the airport in Fort Lauderdale on April 9. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Haskins, who would have turned 25 on May 3, was training in the area with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers at the invitation of recently signed quarterback Mitch Trubisky.

Recordings revealed that Haskins' wife, Kalabrya, called 911 to ask authorities to check on him. Dwayne Haskins called to inform her he ran out of gas and would be walking to reach a gas station.

Kalabrya Haskins said her husband would call her back when he was safely at the car again. When her phone never rang, she called for help from her home in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers signed Trubisky in March following the retirement of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Trubisky, Haskins and Mason Rudolph all were expected to compete for the starting and primary backup roles.

Haskins was selected by Washington with the 15th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft after a stellar college career at Ohio State.

He was 3-10 as a starter over the previous two campaigns for Washington before being released late in the 2020 season. He passed for 2,804 yards with 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also ran for 147 yards and one touchdown.

The Steelers signed Haskins in early 2021, but he didn't see any game action.

--Field Level Media

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