NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins was involved in a fatal car accident this past weekend.
Details regarding what precisely occurred in the lead-up to the tragic event remain scarce, but they are slowly starting to trickle in.
Early Saturday morning Haskins reportedly attempted to cross Interstate 595’s westbound lanes near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, South Florida. He was hit by a dump truck part of the way through.
There is no information as to why Haskins made the attempt to cross such a dangerous freeway, but it is known that the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was in town with teammates preparing for the upcoming season.
On Tuesday, a new detail emerged that had previously gone unreported.
According to FOX Sports 640’s Andy Slater, “Haskins was traveling in a car with a drunk woman before he walked onto the expressway.”
Regardless of what information continues to come out in the next few days and weeks, it’s undeniable that what occurred here with Haskins is a tragedy.
Haskins’ wife’s heartbreaking final Instagram post speaks to that as much as anything could.
That being said – getting to the bottom of the truth here is important. A driver is being held responsible for what transpired, and it’s crucial to properly assess how much culpability that person truly deserves.
Moreover, no matter what these findings ultimately uncover – it won’t take away from the heart-wrenching nature of this event. Nothing will make it less sad to see a young man cut down in the prime of his career.
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But the truth matters, and it always deserves to be put out there.
Hopefully in the coming days and weeks additional details emerge regarding this unfortunate accident that allow all parties involved to get the justice and closure they deserve.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.