Two 911 calls around the time of Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ death have emerged that begin to tell the story of what happened that morning.
Haskins’ wife, Kalabrya, called the emergency line from Pittsburgh saying that Haskins was walking to get gas in Florida after he was left stranded in his car. The audio was first obtained by Miami-based Fox Sports reporter Andy Slater. Kalabrya had tried desperately to reach the Steelers quarterback after he failed to get back to her as promised.
“I kept calling and kept calling,” she told the officer. “He wasn’t answering. Eventually, after 10 minutes of calling the phone, eventually it cut off. It’s not working now. I had his location. I just want somebody to go in the area and see if his car is there and if he’s OK and if anything happened to him.”
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Haskins was run over and killed by a dump truck in the early morning hours of April 9 while walking on I-595 West at the I-95 interchange outside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He had been in the area training with Steelers teammates.
Until now, it was unclear why Haskins had been walking on the South Florida highway. A witness, though, called 911 screaming after witnessing the accident. After a minute of screaming, the female witness appears to call back.
“There was a man hit in front of me. I was traveling on the road and I saw a dump truck hit the man,” the witness said.