CONFIRMED: Overnight Truck Crash Near FLL Airport. Walking On Interstate, Hit By Dump Truck.
Was Practicing With Teammates In Boca Raton.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATE 1:12 PM — Florida Highway Patrol says the incident occurred on I-95 near 595 which is Broward County, not Boca Raton. That’s where a dump truck hit a pedestrian this morning. Haskins was apparently staying in Boca Raton which is what led to multiple sources saying the death occurred in Boca.
From FHP just after 1 p.m. on Saturday: “The identity of the 24yo/male is Dwayne Haskins Jr. DOB 5/3/1997, NFL American Football Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mr. Haskins was walking on a limited access facility (Highway/expressway) for unknown reasons. He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic.
Unfortunately, he collided with an oncoming dump truck. Mr. Haskins was pronounced dead on scene. This is an open Traffic Homicide Investigation.
No further information will be released until the investigation has been closed.”
UPDATE: Death is confirmed. Details are pending.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — We do not like to report rumor but social media — and multiple reports to the BocaNewsNow.com newsroom — claim that Pittsburgh Steeler Dwayne Haskins was killed overnight in Boca Raton.
Haskins was reportedly in Boca Raton working out with Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky, according to the website Steelers Depot.
Sources say Haskins was involved in an accident.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s, however, tells BocaNewsNow.com that there were no fatal crashes overnight. The Boca Raton Police Department also says they did not have any calls regarding Haskins. Florida Highway Patrol has not yet responded.
The hashtag “RIP Dwayne Haskins” is trending on Twitter Saturday morning.
We will update as more information becomes available.
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