Dwayne Haskins' wife says QB was out walking to get gas before fatal accident, 911 audio reveals
In audio from multiple 911 calls released Wednesday, Kalabrya Haskins, the wife of the late Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins,
told the operator her husband was stuck on the side of a busy interstate near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was walking to get gas the morning he died after being struck by a dump truck.
Kalabrya Haskins told the operator she was at home in Pittsburgh and had been trying to reach Haskins on his phone
but that service was eventually cut off, prompting her to make the 911 call so that officials could check on him.
In addition to the audio of the 911 calls, Florida Highway Patrol also released a traffic crash incident report Wednesday that indicated Haskins was struck by a second vehicle after the dump truck made initial contact.
The incident took place April 9, when Haskins was attempting to cross lanes of oncoming traffic on Interstate 595. He was 24.
"He said he was going to call me back after he put gas in and I kept calling and kept calling," Kalabyra tells the operator. "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.
"That’s just not like him to not call me back and for his phone to go dead. He was stranded by himself. He was walking, though."
According to the report, the crash took place at 6:36 a.m. Haskins was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:48 a.m. by Captain Rod Watkins of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department.