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NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins had a blood-alcohol level two-and-a-half-times the legal limit when he was killed on a South Florida highway last month, the Miami Herald and Fox Sports radio reported Monday.
Haskins, 24, also tested positive for ketamine and norketamine, the report stated. Both drugs can be used as medical anesthetics or recreationally.
Two blood samples were taken, with his blood coming back at .20 and .24 BAC. The legal limit to drive in Florida is .08.
The Herald cited the autopsy report released by the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office. The Fox report cited investigators.
Haskins had apparently been out at a Miami nightclub the night he died, 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 fuel, investigators said.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins ‘drank heavily’ and had ketamine in his system before he was hit by a dump truck in Florida and killed, investigators concluded
Kalabrya Haskins, his wife of a year, and Dwayne Haskins are pictured on Instagram
According to investigators, the dump truck struck Haskins in the center lane of the highway, sending him into the path of the Subaru, which hit him in the left-hand lane. Both drivers stopped immediately after striking Haskins, according to investigators. Neither driver was tested for drugs or alcohol. Investigators determined that Haskins was improperly in the roadway and did not find the drivers culpable
Witness Chris Stanley says he saw cars veer to the side to avoid hitting a man who was walking into traffic with his arms slightly raised. Authorities are still investigating the crash
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.
‘They drank heavily and at some point, they got into a fight, separating,’ the investigators wrote.
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.
A fan reacts during a candlelight vigil in memory of Dwayne Haskins at Ohio Stadium on April 12 in Columbus, Ohio. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and former Ohio State Buckeye Dwayne Haskins, 24, died April 9 after he was struck by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida highway
Friends and family console Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins, center left, the widow of Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football player Dwayne Haskins, after a memorial service
Kalabrya Haskins, widow of Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football player Dwayne Haskins, releases a dove as part of a memorial service. (Right) Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward
Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky leaves the memorial service for Dwayne Haskins
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.
Haskins’ memorial service was held in Pittsburg on April 22, but his parents refused to attend because they had not met his wife, and did not want to meet here there.
‘We have never met or spoken to the wife, and we didn’t want our son’s funeral service to be the place we met her for the first time,’ said Dwayne Sr. and Tamara Haskins.
The Haskins family held their own memorial service in his native New Jersey on April 23, and then again the following day in Potomac, Maryland .
Dwayne Haskins Jr. (center) pictured with his parents, Dwayne Sr. and Tamara, in 2019
Pallbearers carry the casket of Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins after a memorial service
Haskins and his widow (right in July of 2021) were married in March of 2021, according to what they told Las Vegas police in July of last year when she was arrested following an altercation with her husband
Dwayne Haskins (right) and Kalabrya (left) were married in March of 2021
Haskins and his widow were married in March of 2021, according to what they told Las Vegas police in July of last year when his wife was arrested following an altercation with her husband.
Haskins reportedly lost a tooth in the incident and suffered ‘substantial’ injuries, according to KTNV.com.
She charged with battery and domestic violence resulting in bodily harm, but that charge was ultimately dropped and the couple quickly reconciled.
Soon after, Haskins posted a picture on Instagram showing the couple kissing as she held up a diamond ring on her hand.
‘Couldn’t make you wait forever, for forever,’ read Haskins’s caption, quoting a song by Wale.